LOOK THIS Beautiful 704 crores worth library in Helsinki, Finland

 Oodi Helsinki Central Library 

Oodi occupies a hugely significant site in central HelsinkiOodi has a peaceful open-plan reading room on the upper floor that has been nicknamed “book heaven”, but books only fill one third of the space within the library. 

  • Architects

    ALA Architects
  • Location

    Töölönlahdenkatu, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • Lead Architects

    ALA Architects
  • Main contractor

  • Area

    17250.0 m2
  • Project Year 

  • Photographs

    Tuomas Uusheimo
By reducing on-site storage and consulting library-users on how they access culture, the designers and librarians of Oodi have been able to introduce facilities including a café, restaurant, public balcony, movie theatre, audio-visual recording studios and a makerspace. 

This is representative of broader experimentation within Finnish libraries to offer new services in addition to loaning books.

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