Helsinki Central Library Oodi Oodi is a recently opened library in Helsinki’s centre. It was designed by ALA Architects and commissioned in connection with Finlands centenary of independence in 2017. The huge wooden structure dominates the area in which it is located. Oodi is an excellent example of modern architecture, filled with workspaces, books andContinue reading “Oodi – Helsinki’s Central Library”
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The National Library of Finland
I recently wrote about Helsinki and put my case forward for it being the city with the best looking libraries, though I am completely bias as I have only seen a handful of libraries outside of Helsinki, I stand by this. There were two libraries missing from that list though mentioned. The first was Oodi,Continue reading “The National Library of Finland”
Does Helsinki Have the Best Looking Libraries?
My interest in the libraries of Helsinki had first come through photography, inside there were these hidden architectural secrets I had to photograph. It took me to new places in the city and I was often hearing about others I had to visit. It became such an interest of mine that one time while takingContinue reading “Does Helsinki Have the Best Looking Libraries?”
Outside the National Library of Finland
The National Library of Finland has reopened again after refurbishments. The outside is interesting but the inside is more than just books. The oldest part of the building was designed by C.L Engel, the man behind the Helsinki Cathedral. The library even has its own book cave, kirjaluola in Finnish. See inside HERE.