Helsinki City library

Helsinki City library

Architect
Sistem
Location
Viikinkaari 11, 00790 Helsinki, Finland | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Libraries
Riikka Kantinkoski
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Interior furnitureVitra.
Interior furnitureNormann Copenhagen
Phantom Pendant
ChairsHem
Hai Lounge Chair
Interior furnitureArper SPA
Interior lightingFoscarini
Interior lightingArtemide

Product Spec Sheet
Interior furniture
Interior furniture
Phantom Pendant by Normann Copenhagen
Chairs
Hai Lounge Chair by Hem
Interior furniture
Interior lighting
Interior lighting

Helsinki City library

Sistem as Architects

The Helsinki City Library in Viikki got a new look, where the nature theme of the building, known for its Winter Gardens, is repeated in the colors, shapes and materials of the interior.

photo_credit Riikka Kantinkoski
Riikka Kantinkoski

The starting point for the design of the experiential library was the little wonders of the forest and the world of microorganisms. The nature of Viikki and the science world on the university campus are visible throughout the premises.

photo_credit Riikka Kantinkoski
Riikka Kantinkoski

The magazine reading room is a multi-sensory space with a sound-absorbing floral installation with Studio Viivi. The views open onto the Roman garden, and Kirsti Maula's illustrations on the glass wall are repeated elsewhere on the library's glass walls, upholstery and carpets.

photo_credit Riikka Kantinkoski
Riikka Kantinkoski

In the children's area, the furniture drawn into the space breaks the angular world of books in its free form. A lot of furniture was also designed to improve the acoustics, and even genuine moss depends from the ceiling.

photo_credit Riikka Kantinkoski
Riikka Kantinkoski

The new spaces have been designed respecting the original architecture of the house, and the intense colors of the 21st century serve as the basis for the new furniture, designed with comfort above. 

 

Material Used:
1. Carpets: Orient Occident
2. Interior lighting: Artemide, Foscarini, Zero,
3. Interior furniture: Vitra, Lepo Product, Inno, Hemmi, Piiroinen, Muuto, Softline, Norman Copenhagen, Lammhults, Hay, Arper
4. Floral atelier: Hanna Piippo

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