THE ADMINISTRATIVE AND CULTURAL CENTRE OF ROVANIEMI

Library Building
Lappia Hall
Town Hall
Buildings for the Aho Family
Korkalorinne Residential Area
Reconstruction Plan


Kirjastotalo

Kirjaston yläikkunaLIBRARY BUILDING
1961-65

The library building consists of a lengthwise-emphasised one-storey mass and a slightly higher fan-shaped part. Elevation facing the north borders the central square of the admin-istrative and cultural centre. To the south, the building appears as a peaceful and low mass, the straight lined elevation is animated by a couple of recesses.



The interiors are following the idea that Aalto has developed ever since the design of the Viipuri library, where reading rooms are placed lower than the rest of the library hall. The whole lending hall is spread out like an open fan enabling the librarians to have a clear visibility over the whole area.

Kirjaston valaistustaThe lending hall gets indirect natural light from the high lantern like windows that are crowning the library fan. The northern light is reflected from the windows through the pro-nouncedly curving ceiling to the walls filled with bookshelves. After dark they glow the cul-tural light softly in the polar night.



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