Approaching the cool new innovative building that is home to Pelgulinna State Gymnasium, it is at first hard to believe that it is in Tallinn. The school building is made up of three clear square-shaped parts and is recognizable due to wood-ribbed facade. The interior architecture created by PINK is just as distinctive and captured the same spirit.
Since the focus of studies at Pelgulinna State Gymnasium lies on environmental and climate issues, there was a desire to reflect that in the interior of the school building. The goal for Tarmo Piirmets and Anni Leo was to continue the integral architectural concept on the interior of the building which is based on sustainable architecture principles. The general structures of the building are mainly of wood, which is why the material was used on the interior as well. The wooden coffered ceilings, light coloured interior panelling and ribs create a cosy atmosphere that smashes the stereotype of a school as a conservative institution. To make it easier to orient in the building, interior architects have made use of colour-coding of rooms. Since the main users of the building are young people, the colour combinations boldly push the envelope.