Hyrsylän Koulu
Hyrsylän Koulu is a former Finnish school now turned into a Gamified Cohousing.
Our principles are derived from the work of Architectural Democracy.

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Summmer Hall
Private-Bedroom

Residency at Hyrsylän Koulu

Partnering with several institutions, including research ones in developing a STEAM Barn (STEAM = Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics). Among these we cooperate with Aalto University, Tongji University (Shanghai), several cooperatives in Portugal, further cohousings (Estonia, Slovenia and USA), the World Music School Helsinki ry, the Icelandic Siglufjördur Folk Music Center, The Transform Festival of Trondheim etc.

Inviting artists regularly is a good catalyst for this goal. The only premise requested of the invited artist, is that the work done involves the local community in some way. This can be in the form of visual arts, in producing a piece of work that can be set in the school’s mini museum or outdoors. It can be in the form of music or video in producing a work that captures the sounds and images of the area or creates potential stories around local tales. It can be too touching architectural or carpentry works in improving the communication of the workers and residents of Hyrsylän Koulu with the local community. Or also with environmental artists in using local food production as means of empowerment.

We have made a successful 1st trial by inviting a local performative artist in 2020 for a period of one week. We have also received some artist guests along these 2 years and many have shown interest in coming over to do some work, as the place offers both tranquility and community.

The goal is thus to expand the process and to involve a more international input into the local one for the upcoming years. The applicants must provide a work plan and a resume of their work and be interviewed. ​

Please contact us or our partners, the Art Gallery Cooperative in Helsinki, Myymälä2

Press

What people say

Vera
Vera
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I love what you are creating in Hyrsylän koulu. I went to primary school there as a kid and have very fond memories of the place. It’s heartwarming to see it in good hands.

2023
Wai Hong & Ka Iu
Wai Hong & Ka IuMacau
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We like this place very much. There is a lot of natural scenery around and very quiet. The people we met here were very friendly also, making us to learn more about Finnish culture. I would recommend this place without a doubt, you are sure to have a great experience.

2023
Bladimir Alexander
Bladimir AlexanderUruguay
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El lugar me gustó mucho, había mucha naturaleza alrededor, eso es agradable. Recomendaría este lugar sin duda, seguro viviréis una bonita experiencia.
Animaos...

2023
Davide
DavideItaly
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I've spent two weeks here and I really enjoyed many aspects:. I really liked the shared room, the kitchen and the outdoor spaces!

2023
Chad
Chad
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Great place for events! The Concert Hall was perfect for our karaoke night!

2022
Mikko & Anna
Mikko & Anna
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We absolutely love this cohousing project . My partner and I could not stop reading about it and so we decided to join!

2021
Annina
Annina
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Such a great forest, super relaxing! We had a meditation workshop here and it was just perfect.

2020
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