The new campus in Savilahti, Kuopio, consists of three new buildings: Valo, Virta and Voima. The buildings are also connected to the Vire building located in Novapolis.
Thanks to the wide range of study fields, there was a variety of facilities to be planned, including a hairdressing salon, electrical installation laboratory, store, cellulose laboratory, teaching kitchens and nursing facilities. The uniform and peaceful colour scheme of the interior is the factor that binds all the spaces together: concrete and brick, neutral shades, wooden patterns to soften the look and a touch of black to add definition.
The heart of the campus is the two-storey restaurant complex in the Virta building. It brings students and staff together and, as the building’s name suggests, provides energy for the day ahead with, for example, porridge, coffee or lunch.