December 12, 2016

Harald Herlin Learning Centre received Hurraa! 2016 Award

The new Harald Herlin Learning Centre has been awarded with Hurraa! Award by the City of Espoo on December 9th 2016. In the awarded project, JKMM Architects was responsible for the interior architecture.

Aalto University’s library building, designed by Alvar Aalto and completed in 1970 at the very centre of Otaniemi Campus, has been renovated during 2015 and 2016. The new learning centre was opened to the public November 4th.

The building has been transformed into a modern learning centre for students, faculties and other customers providing support for multidisciplinary and novel kinds of learning, research and work. In the renewed Learning Centre, the traditional library meets an innovative and modern way of making science.

According to the jury, the renovation accomplished an outstanding combination of a modern, fresh design with historically and architecturally precious spaces.

Hurraa! Award is an annual recognition to a significant building project granted by the City of Espoo.

The Harald Herling Learning Centre project team:

Architecture                      NRT Architects,
Client                                  Aalto University Campus & Real Estate
Contractor                          NCC Rakennus Oy
Service Design                   Kuudes Kerros Oy