Interior of modern library in Finland

• The interior of a modern library in Finland

Interior of modern library in Finland

Reconstruction of Aalto University Library in Otaniemi, Finland, Implemented forces architects two studios - JKMM Architects and Arkkitehdit NRT - an interesting example of how to enter a completely new design layer in building with iconic interiors of the twentieth century.

Polytechnic Institute Library in Otaniemi, which in 2010 became part of Aalto University, was built an outstanding Finnish architect, whose name now bears University, in 1969.

The task of the designers included the restoration under state protection modernist interiors in the upper floors of the building and the creation of entirely new premises in its ground floor, previously used as depositories. They were reconstructed in order to make room for the new media, as well as to organize the space for individual and collaborative research and for social interaction.

On the upper level, where a large part of Aalto interior, plenty of light making it an ideal space for the display of materials from the university archives. The lower floors of the problem was to put in the room in natural light. space atrium lighted from above with the main staircase cuts through the building to the basement, allowing daylight to penetrate deep into.

Yet artificial lighting scheme designed JKMM, was crucial for the transformation of the basement in a friendly space. Numerous white ceiling lights not only expressive but also extremely effective even in the darkest times of the year. They combine well with bright colored textiles, which adds to the interior a feeling of freshness and warmth. These caves recesses in the walls, also recalls the iconic ball chair Eero Aarnio (Eero Aarnio), create a secluded place where you can quietly read or even take a nap.

Photos: Tuomas Uusheimon

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