Type

Competition 1st prize 2008

Location

Seinäjoki, Finland

Status

Completed 2012

Year

2008

Scale

4500 m2

Client

City of Seinäjoki

Public

Seinäjoki City Library

The city of Seinäjoki, in central Finland, is known for hosting the most extensive cluster of buildings designed by Alvar Aalto in the world, including the old library. To meet modern-day demands, the library needed a new extension.

Connected by an underground link, the new library stands separate from the old library. The building is divided into three units, allowing the large building volume to blend into the surrounding city.

 The Seinäjoki City Library project won the Concrete Structure Award in 2012.

Read more about the interior design here.