Day Care Center Hiirulaisenkuja
A private daycare focusing on wellbeing
Hiirulaisenkuja Daycare Centre in Finland was built to secure a clean-air environment for children.
Honka built premises for the private daycare center Hiirulaisenkuja focusing on the holistic welfare of children. The daycare center is run by Minna Vilmunen, who already has three daycare centers in the Oulu area.
Indoor air problems at daycare centres and other public buildings are a regrettably common phenomenon for Minna. Hiirulaisenkuja Daycare Centre was built to secure a clean-air environment for children.
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.
In tandem with the city of Oulu, a beautiful wooded plot for the healthy daycare centre was found in the Hiironen area, where it fits perfectly. A homely neighbourhood and a connection to surrounding nature have a calming effect on the daycare courtyard. In addition to the residents of Hiironen, Hiirulaisenkuja Daycare Centre also serves the areas of Kaakkuri and Kaukovainio. The centre is on a peaceful plot and has good connections – it is only a few minutes away from the city centre.
Hiirulaisenkuja Daycare Centre measures 580 m². There are four groups ranging from non-potty-trained to preschoolers. There is also one group for siblings. The total number of places is 75. Children have the opportunity to learn and explore in a Montessori prepared environment. Activities also include language clubs and nature education. In addition to clean indoor air, a positive and safe environment creates a good framework for the development and welfare of childr
The log supplier and contractor for Hiirulaisenkuja is Honkarakenne, a company that has developed a Terve Talo (healthy home) concept in Finland, in tandem with the Allergy and Asthma Federation and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.The structural solutions of Honkarakenne have been independently tested and proven to be safe.
- Building type: day care centre
- Total area: 580 m2
- Capacity: 75 children
- Building year: 2015
- Architects: Heikki Lamusuo and Jaana Partanen
- Location: Oulu, Finland