Raksila High School

Raksila upper secondary school is located in an educational building completed in 1958, designed by architects Signe and Ragnar Piirainen and originally known as the Normal Lyceum of Oulu (Oulun normaalilyseo). The building was renovated and extended for the use of the Oulu Business College in 1984 according to designs by Arkkitehtitoimisto Laatio.

City of Oulu
9280 m² (gross)
Raksilan lukion muutos ja korjaus, julkisivu pihalta.

A renovation project to preserve the original appearance

The renovation project, which was completed in 2021, involved comprehensively renovating and converting the educational building for the use of two upper secondary schools and 900 students. The renovation sought to preserve the building’s original appearance and layered nature and restore the original distribution of learning spaces, keeping in mind the requirements for the reformed upper secondary school teaching. The versatility and adaptability of the learning spaces were enhanced using adjustable room dividers and combining some spaces. The lobby areas now include facilities for independent study and group working. Our design for the comprehensive renovation included the construction of learning spaces dedicated to specific subjects (visual arts, music, natural sciences), as well as student welfare facilities, which had previously been lacking.

The comprehensive renovation also encompassed significant changes and improvements to the technical building services.


Sini Räikkä
Laura Sorri
Marita Välikangas
Ulla-Maija Aarnio
Hannu Tuomela
Kristiina Heikura
Päivi Juvonen
Sanni Leinonen
Valtteri Alakärppä

Shall we get started?

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

We will help you turn your vision into reality.

Meiju Granholm

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

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