SOPHIA helsinki central library

SOPHIA helsinki central library

Architect
AND-RÉ
Location
Helsinki, Finland | View Map
Project Year
2012
Category
Libraries

SOPHIA helsinki central library

AND-RÉ as Architects

This Library is not (just) a Library


The proposal represents the consolidation of cultural identity, democratic notion and humanistic concepts into a building. It is a clear and true space, giving place for important visions to come together. The resulting system accomplishes not also the functional, organizational and technical objectives, but is also a realization of invisible / immaterial / subjective / metaphorical principles and humane representations.


The result is much more than a library, even more than a building. It’s at the same time a real space, but also a mental place that projects itself beyond its frontiers and limits, becoming an iconographic element of the society, its culture and humanity vision.


It is itself a form of homage to knowledge and a representation of the narrative path to wisdom.


It is a new form of understanding and resolving the Library space, becoming a place of experiences, a place without borders, integrating concepts of social centrality, dedicated to arts, aiming for technology expansion, but also projected for the body and mind.


This Library is definitely not just a Library.


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