Forsen school, Tidaholm municipality

Background

When “Forsenschool” in Tidaholm, Sweden needed renovation, the local council decided to build a completely new school. Kinnarps task was to supply an interior design which would be suitable for pre-school to ninth class pupils, and which could also be customised for the special needs school, in line with the school’s ambition that every pupil should be allowed to develop from their own starting point. The interior design also had to offer many different functions - for a laboratory and a library to a canteen and a common room - while still offering a total solution.

THE CHALLENGE

Customisation according to need Forsenschool’s aim is to be a unique school, customised precisely to the needs of its pupils and staff. The challenge for Kinnarps was to find the right products, solutions and functions for each activity, and to make everything cohere and live up to the high demands and expectations of the client, the staff and the pupils.

the solution

Inspiration and functionality This goal was achieved thanks to Kinnarps’ wide range of products for many different environments, and our great experience in creating inspiring and functional total solutions. The designers were involved from an early stage in the process and worked together with the school’s interior design group to create the best possible working environment for both pupils and staff.

Project Facts

CLIENT: Tidaholm municipality
CLIENT’S ACTIVITY: Primary school (pre-school to ninth class) plus special needs school
NUMBER OF PUPILS: 600
READY FOR USE: 2012
EXAMPLES OF PRODUCTS/FUNCTIONS: Education chairs and desks, library furniture, sound absorbers, entrance furniture, staff room furniture, storage units, common room furniture, needlework and woodwork room furniture, laboratory furniture, pupil canteen furniture, special needs school furniture, after-school centre furniture, corridor furniture.