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Monikäyttöinen koulu: Joustavuudella ekologisuutta tilasuunnitteluun

Research output: Book/ReportMaster's ThesisScientific


Original languageFinnish
PublisherTampereen teknillinen yliopisto
Number of pages76
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-15-3963-3
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jun 2016
Publication typeG2 Master's thesis, polytechnic Master's thesis

Publication series

Name Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto. Arkkitehtuurin laboratorio. Asuntosuunnittelu. Julkaisu
ISSN (Print)2489-429X


This master's thesis maps the multifunctionality of a school building from different perspectives. The goal was to explore how enabling varied uses and flexible spatial solutions could make the school building more vivid and in better use. The goal was to show how this could be a new ecological angle for school design.

Another viewpoint for this master's thesis was the new national core curriculum for basic education, that sees the pupil as a active learner. The new core curriculum requires pedagogical flexibility for spatial solutions to enable different, changing teaching and learning methods. This master's thesis shows multifunctional and flexible spatial solutions for elementary school.

The master's thesis consists of a written part that is visualized by graphs. The research approaches multifunctionality from two perspectives: in building scale from user's and the function's perspective and in spatial level. In bulding scale, the thesis maps the characteristics of a school that can answer the needs of various users. These characteristics are illustrated among the text with the exemplary school design. In spatial level, multifunctionality is approached by presenting the spatial solutions for flexibility and applying them to school design in concept level. In conclusion, a conceptual design for a multifunctional school in Vartiosaari is presented.

This master’s thesis is part of the research project COMBI, which is led by Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and explores the concept of nearly zero-energy in the context of municipal service buildings. The thesis is included in the work package titled The Impact of Architecture on Energy Efficiency, carried out by TUT’s School of Architecture. The work package’s aim is to study current and future energy efficient building solutions as well as develop a tool for guiding the design and illustrating the connections between various aspects of energy efficient architectural design.

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