Finnish schools are at the forefront when it comes to global education – something that Arkkitehtitoimisto Perko Oy holds onto when designing new schools. The curricula are leaning increasingly towards a new concept of ‘open learning’, rejecting the idea of traditional classrooms in schools. “One of the reasons Finland is continually at the top of education league tables is no doubt our unorthodox approach to education,” says Tomi Perko, owner of Arkkitehtitoimisto Perko Oy. One of the basic principles of the Finnish education system is that everyone must have equal access to high-quality education and training, most of which is funded by the state.