Helsinki Central Library
2012 (competition Entry)
SAMOO DESIGN AWARD
This building is a modern day library in Central Helsinki. Its
bar-like form is singular and simple, clearly expressed in glass and wood. The exterior shell is transparent, revealing all the activities occurring within. It defines the edge of the park space, with a central atrium is inviting and allows cross flow through the building. The program bars break apart at the center to create a central atrium space, and are held together in an elegant glass box that functions as a multifunctional double skin shell for sustainability and circulation.