PRESS RELEASE 19.6.2018 8:15
A new service voucher day care centre is being built in Lahti to complement the city’s indigenous service offering. The new day care centre is built with logs, which is a naturally breathing material and as such especially suitable for sensitive target groups like children.
The day care centre Ipanala Laune, housing five groups of children, will open its doors in August 2018 and offer day care for 105 children. The construction has now reached the point where the topping-out ceremony can be held on June 26th.
Impressive rooms with different colour themes will improve comfort for both children and adults. Encouragement for exercise and exploration as well as activities aiming at peace and intimacy have both been taken into account in the design of the rooms.
– This has been an interesting and ambitious project for us. It is important for us to offer children a safe environment that invites play and offers plenty of room for running, playing, building and doing all kinds of things in clean indoor air. This wonderful log house enables all of these elements. We are excited to get our operations going at Ipanala Laune, says Executive Officer Eija-Liisa Hietanen happily.
The new day care centre has been realised by the nationally operating Suomen Hoivatilat Oyj, which specialises in the production, management and renting of day care and healthcare properties as well as service homes and schools.
– We are a growth facilitator for municipalities and companies. For municipalities, working with us enables the commissioning of new day care centres quickly and easily – and what is best, without any municipal property investments. Day care construction comes with its own requirements and special features, in which we have plenty of experience and expertise, says Hoivatilat Oyj Sales Manager Olli Iivanainen.
In the recent years, Hoivatilat has started as many as 130 projects in 50 municipalities all over Finland. Honkarakenne Oyj has delivered the Lahti log house made of non-compressible timber, and is responsible for the total realisation of the project as the turnkey contractor. The architectural design for the day care centre was done by HIMLA architects.
– Good quality indoor air has a significant impact on welfare, and may have far-reaching impacts especially for children. At this site, we have had the pleasure of being the turnkey contractor in order to guarantee the quality of the indoor air, says Project Sales Manager Markus Saarelainen of Honkarakenne.
Olli Iivanainen, Sales Manager, 050 430 3745, firstname.lastname@example.org, Suomen Hoivatilat Oyj
Eija-Liisa Hietanen, Exectutive Officer, 050 5353 176, email@example.com, Ipanala Oy
Markus Saarelainen, Project Sales Manager, 040 596 6007, firstname.lastname@example.org, Honkarakenne Oyj