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library design

  • Oodi, a place for all

    Oodi is the new library in the center of Helsinki, Finland. It belongs to Helsinki city library system, which offers many free services and machines to users, apart from books. The building has attracted over 1 million goers since it's opening in Dec. 2018. 


    In this video Oodi, a place for all, architect Antti Nousjoki explains the design idea behind this unique building. According to him, the contemporary library is no longer just a book storage. It should has more designs to serve people's new needs, it is also a place for people to socialize.


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    Photo by Tuomas Uusheimo

  • Kaisakirjasto, a library for all

    Kaisakirjasto is the main library of University of Helsinki in downtown Helsinki. The space was built on a parking lot between two old buildings in the middle of historical area. 

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    In this short video Kaisakirjasto, A Library For All, the architects couple of AOA tells their winning idea. 

    (photo from the video)