Superstar

University of Helsinki City Campus Library by Anttinen Oiva Architects is Swank

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Nov 8, 2009 • References: aoa.fi and archdaily
This design by Anttinen Oiva Architects for the University of Helsinki City Campus library is a stunner. The 11-story space is just under 345,000 square feet, and exists for Theology, Arts, Social Sciences, and Law students.

The library's open-air design and undulating latticed facade makes for an inviting place to learn. Anttinen Oiva Architects combined modern and retro architecture cues by incorporating large expanses of brick and glass for a contemporary space that fits in with Helsinki's past and present.