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HELSINKI CENTRAL LIBRARY

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\\DATE 2012 \\CLIENT Helsinki Municipality \\LOCATION Helsinki, Finland \\AREA 10.100 m² \\TYPE Competition \\STATUS Idea \\TEAM Duarte Fontes
José Valente
Luísa Coelho
José Mendanha
Tiago Sá
Vânia Coelho
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HELSINKI CENTRAL LIBRARY

The library has been transformed from a space to read into a social centre with multiple responsibilities. Consequently it needs to be thought as a functionally versatile meeting place, a store of education in which the users are the focus and the building itself the symbol of attraction and connectivity. One of the main problems of traditional library organisation is flatness and individual organisation. Having this in mind our drive was to redefine the library as an institution no longer exclusively dedicated to the book, but as an information place where all vibrant forms of media (new and old) are presented equally and aside. The new Central Library will be a dynamic entity , fully equipped, comprised of the physical spaces themselves as well as technology, library collections, staff, tourists in an all-age designed forefront building.

The library has been transformed from a space to read into a social centre with multiple responsibilities. Consequently it needs to be thought as a functionally versatile meeting place, a store of education in which the users are the focus and the building itself the symbol of attraction and connectivity. One of the main problems of traditional library organisation is flatness and individual organisation. Having this in mind our drive was to redefine the library as an institution no longer exclusively dedicated to the book, but as an information place where all vibrant forms of media (new and old) are presented equally and aside. The new Central Library will be a dynamic entity , fully equipped, comprised of the physical spaces themselves as well as technology, library collections, staff, tourists in an all-age designed forefront building.