Pilke päiväkodit Oy opened Pilke Siru, a science-based day care centre in Lintuvaara, Espoo in August 2019. With 170 children and a floor area of over 1500 m2, the day care centre was the biggest log-made daycare centre in Finland during years 2019-2022.
In autumn 2019 Pilke päiväkodit had a total of 11 log-made daycare centres all over Finland. There are three Finnish operators behind them: Pilke päiväkodit, Honkarakenne and Mediset Hoivarakentajat.
The daycare centre Siru has 170 places for children aged 0-5. The science-based day care playgrounds are built to attract and inspire exploration and experimentation. The centre includes, among other things, a research playroom where little professors can carry out their research using pipettes, loupes, test tubes and magnifying glasses, and a separate sensory room.
The two-storey log-built daycare centre is the answer to the rapidly growing demand for nursery facilities for children with clean indoor air. In the ecological log nursery, children enjoy the fresh indoor air, pleasant acoustics and the relaxed and peaceful atmosphere of solid wood.
It is great to have more log-built day care centres in the Helsinki metropolitan area, as they have attracted a lot of interest. In our log day care units, for example, the sound insulation and air quality are very noticeable.
Johanna Raski-Pitkänen, Regional Director of Pilke päiväkodit Oy
While constructing, Pilke päiväkodit aims to take into account the principles of sustainable development and healthy construction. The daycare centres are made particularly with a focus on high-quality ventilation. The intelligently controlled ventilation systems measure air quality in real time and adjust it according to room uses and needs.
The modern log building is made from Honkarakenne’s non-settling log and has a Zero Corner solution. Honkarakenne has provided and erected the day care centre’s log frame and the overall responsibility contractor for the project is Mediset Hoivarakentajat, a company specializing in high-quality care construction.
“The log is a natural, moisture-proof and antibacterial building material. It has also been shown to have stress-reducing effects. We are delighted to be involved in providing high-quality, healthy growth environments for children,” says Markus Saarelainen, Project Sales Manager at Honkarakenne.
- Project type: Daycare centre
- Client: Pilke päiväkodit
- Size: more than 1500 m2
- Children: 170 places
- Log type: Non-settling Honka Fusion log
- Construction year: 2019
- Location: Espoo, Finland
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