Oodi Central Library (C3 no.401)


ALA Architects

C3 no.401 / pp.56-81 (26 pages)


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Oodi Central Library _ ALA Architects

Helsinki, Finland, 2018

Oodi Central Library, Helsinki, sits in a significant location: it faces the steps of the Finnish parliament – the Eduskuntatalo – as well as the major civic institutions which flank Kansalaistori Square. The site symbolizes the relationship between the government and the populace, acting as a reminder of the Finnish Library Act’s mandate for libraries to promote lifelong learning, active citizenship, democracy, and freedom of expression. […]