There are very few restrictive legal requirements in constructing school buildings, meaning that new, architectural concepts can be implemented successfully. Furthermore, attractively designed rooms can increase the well-being of the people who use them and can improve personal performance. The Finns use this knowledge in the construction of schools and are successful with it.
The spaces in which learning and teaching take place are planned, constructed and fitted out with great care. Thus, the school building itself becomes a valuable component in putting together a successful education policy.
“Learning is not only based on books, lectures and audio or video recordings, but also on the school building and the hidden curriculum within. With its visual, tactile and acoustic impact, the learning environment has an interactive effect on the growth of children and adolescents. The school building and its surrounding grounds can serve as a place of learning and observation in a positive way,” emphasises Reino Tapaninen, chief architect of the Finnish Central Office for Teaching in Helsinki.
The choice of flooring in the design concepts in Finnish schools should not be underestimated - both from the artistic point of view as well as in terms of functionality. The following three Finnish schools and universities are examples of different concepts which use nora rubber floor coverings.
View nora rubber flooring: norament sheets /tiles Product Entry