Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Finland
📐: ALA Architects, 2018
Upon opening in December 2018, Helsinki’s new central library Oodi (“ode”) became an instant favourite for locals and tourists alike. Its main feature is the top undulating floor and its unmatched views over the rapidly changing Kamppi neighbourhood. A variety of ambiances can be found nested in amidst the mounds and valleys, cozy reading books, bright working stations and colourful play areas. Immediately underneath are makerspaces, meeting rooms, a superchaged gaming room and a full-scale movie theatre. The original plans even called for a sauna complete with waterproofed reading materials (!). The sauna sadly didn’t pass the reality check, but Oodi has plenty of other riches to offer, as witnessed by the many patrons waiting for the library to open on the day of my visit!
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