Competition 1st prize 1998


Turku, Finland


Completed 2007


6 900 sqm


City of Turku


Turku Central Library

The Turku city library is the latest addition to a block with the old library and several other historically significant buildings.

The new construction harmonizes with the historic setting while manifesting an architecture of its own age.

The interior of the new building is annexed to the existing 100-year old library building and the chancellery of the governor, which was built at the beginning of the nineteenth century and is now restored and transformed to house a café and meeting rooms.

With its glass walls, the public library building evokes the idea of openness.

Read more about the interior architecture of the Turku Library here.