Building A at Metropolia’s new Myllypuro campus contains learning facilities for construction and building services programs as well as healthcare studies and staff facilities. The campus restaurant and cafe are also located here. The campus buildings are designed by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects.
The modern and open working environments encourage encounters and community involvement. In addition to classrooms, the campus contains numerous “living rooms” - these open-plan areas are suitable for studies, group work and student-teacher encounters. The campus restaurant offers staff, students and locals a pleasant gathering space even outside of lunch hours. The restaurant area, also known as Eat and Meet, includes comfortable and relaxed seating, as well as ideal spots for working and studying.
In addition to the specialized, program-specific facilities, the campus offers plenty of open learning spaces that can be utilized by all fields of study. The campus includes six classroom types, which all support altering learning scenarios. The design of these adaptable spaces pays attention to the use of modern audio-visual tools and furniture that support movement while learning. Each classroom can be adapted according to educational needs. Adaptability and the versatile use of the campus spaces ensure high utilization rates throughout the building.
The material and color palettes reflect Metropolia's brand sensibility and the building's architecture. The interior design follows the architect's signature color codes for each building. The color that represents building A is yellow. The color scheme comes to life on selected acoustical surfaces, floors and walls, and as cheerful pieces of furniture.
The project continues with buildings B-D in the second phase of construction, due to be completed in early 2020.