Log-built schools and daycare centres
Are you looking for a building for your school or day-care centre that will not only look great, but also helps children learn and keeps them more calm? Our timber school and day-care buildings are particularly well suited for their purposes, as high indoor air quality and a calming atmosphere are essential in these spaces.
For the investor, a log building also means a long-lasting and secure investment with reasonable building and operating costs.
Secure high indoor air quality
Children spend a considerable part of their day in day-care or school. This is why the quality of indoor air in these buildings is very important. An extensive European study has shown that log buildings have cleaner indoor air and more balanced indoor air humidity. When the indoor air humidity is between 30 and 55%, adverse factors in indoor air, such as mould spores and bacteria, are minimised. This helps to prevent allergies and respiratory infections.
Touhula is one of Finland’s largest log-constructed day care centres, constructed by Honka in 2012 and enlargened by Honka in 2016. Now it also houses three primary school classes.
All of our users, from adults to children, have been satisfied with the current log building. This is a healthy, high-quality building that has attracted admirers even from abroad.
The ideal environment for learning
Recent studies also indicate that wood has the same kind of stress-reducing effect as nature. A classroom study conducted in Austria demonstrated that a solid wood classroom could positively affect the mental and physical health of children. In this study, students in the solid wood classroom were shown to be healthier, calmer and less stressed than children who studied in traditional classrooms.
A school concept designed for Honkarakenne by Himla architects.
Why choose Honka for education
- Create home-like environments with natural wood
- Create stress-reducing and relaxing environments with healthy indoor air
- Utilise the safe, durable and certified solutions of global industry pioneer
- Easily extensible buildings that grow along with your needs
Examples of schools and daycare centers built by Honka
The extensive experience and know-how makes Honkarakenne a potential partner for architects, investors as well as for the service operators worldwide. Together with our partner network, we carry out building projects all over the world – from Finland to Russia and Japan to North America.
Children spend a considerable part of their day at daycare. This is why a log-built daycare center where clean indoor air comes naturally felt like an interesting idea right away”