Fallpakka Daycare Centre

Fallpakka daycare center is located in Eastern Helsinki, in the immediate vicinity of a historic seat farm and an ever expanding housing area. The differences in topography on the site are up to ten meters. A challenging starting point has successfully been turned into an advantage, by pressing the building against the slope and placing the two-storey hall at the center of the building.

Fallpakka is a five-group kindergarten, which was designed according to the guidelines of the Helsinki City Education Division and the low energy efficiency guidelines of the Helsinki City Service Buildings. The building was designed to be a public building that connects the area and that can be used by the residents also in the evenings. In addition to the group spaces, the space program includes the big hall, kitchen and staff premises.

The site was executed as an IFC project and it was completed in summer 2016. The Fallpakka daycare center was featured in the book "30 Sustainable Nordic Buildings" in the autumn of 2015.

Location: Helsinki
Initiated: 2013
Completed: 2016
Client: City of Helsinki - Real Estate Department
Size: 1212 brm²
Designers: Jyrki Iso-Aho,
Teemu Taskinen,
Tapani Lehtinen,
Annika Väisänen