New Seinäjoki City Library

JKMM, Seinäjoki, Finland, 2012

 

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Digital-age extension to Alvar Aalto’s 1965 city library

The comprehensive expansion is connected to the original library by an underground link. The extension consisits of three interlinking sheds the walls and roofs of which are clad in dark copper.

The interior of the building is open-plan, with a cafe at the entrance and a tiered seating space. The main library has a concrete ceiling, and large frameless glazed wall that faces towards the Aalto buildings

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  • Begun: Sep 2010
  • Completed: Jul 2012
  • Floor area: 4,430m2
  • Sector: Civic
  • Total cost: £8.4M
  • Address: Seinäjoki, Finland, Finland

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