Vuosaari High School complements the developing neighbourhood in Eastern Helsinki. The brick clad school adapts to a compact multi-level site next to a metro connection. Wood framed entrances, cascading roof terraces and ample public stairs bring life to the streetscape on three levels. Besides a high school for 900 students, it´s also a significant public building serving the residents of the surrounding area. The novel, comfortable, and adaptable learning environment supports students with different backgrounds. The energy efficiency of the school is nearly equal to a zero-energy building.