”Kaarna” School Campus , Parkano

The Kaarna school and culture campus is on the edge of the Kirkkopuisto park in the centre of Parkano. The building was completed in summer 2019 and became a landmark of the city. The building looks out over the adjacent National Road 3, and its glittering bright main entrance and impressive front steps face the road.

City of Parkano
8000 m²
Parkanon koulukampus "Kaarna", julkisivu ja pääsisäänkäynti iltavalaistuksessa.

A diverse centre for culture, hobbies and studies

Kaarna is used by 750 comprehensive school pupils and upper secondary students, and it is also a versatile venue for culture, hobbies and events. The central lobby is the heart of the building, with the rest of the spaces arranged around it. At the side of the building is the 300-seater Wrede Hall, which has multifunctional auditorium seating on a rising floor and a full-height stage. The lobby serves as the school’s dining and teaching area, as well as the foyer for the hall. During the day, the hall is divided into teaching rooms of various sizes using adjustable partitions.

The comprehensive school premises are grouped into units in dice-like building masses. Each group unit has a learning square in the middle with a stage and phenomenon wall. The learning areas are adaptable, so they enable phenomenon- and project-based learning, as well as more peaceful study in small groups. The lower floor houses a sports hall with seating for 200 spectators and space for a full-sized floorball court.

Kaarna’s façades alternate between light brick and slating board cladding with a living surface. The colourful rendered sections on the brick walls and the window frames on the wooden walls give the façade a more light-hearted appearance. There are also wooden surfaces in the Wrede Hall and the lobby to offset the varnished concrete. Colour was used more abundantly in the learning areas, and every learning area has its own distinctive colour.


Julia Leshkova
Timo Leiviskä
Kati Kaukonen
Joona Koskelo
Okko Saurama
Sini Räikkä
Hanna Jokela
Tea Kemppainen
Riina Marjomaa

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Would you like to create a space that stands out? Are you seeking an environment that fascinates and delights?

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Meiju Granholm

Account and HR Director, M.Sc. (Econ.)

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