JDS architects: helsinki public library proposal
 
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nov 24, 2012

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposal

‘helsinki public library’ by JDS architects, helsinki, finlandall images courtesy of JDS architects

 

 

belgian practice JDS architects has produced a proposal for the ‘helsinki public library’ in the current design capital of the world, helsinki, finland.permeable and transparent, the exterior expresses the rising internal circulation by shifting inwards and outwards. dubbed ‘the black loop’, a single ramp wraps an interior atrium to generate a continuous path connecting the successive levels of collections. the arrangement is a contemporary update to the traditional stacked floors of old libraries with the addition of an attractive promenade. 

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalview from park

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalcollections

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalaerial view

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalcontext plan

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalfloor plan / level 0

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalfloor plan / level 1

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalfloor plan / level 2

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalfloor plan / level 3

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalsection

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalelevation

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalelevation

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalsite surroundings

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalsite

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalbuilding area

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposaldaylight enters atrium

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalsloping promenade

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalhorizontal shifts

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalhorizontal pinches

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalstacked levels

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalprogrammatic axon

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalfacade closed

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalpartially twisted

 

 

JDS architects: helsinki public library proposalfully twisted

 

 

project info:

 

 

project: public librarytype: open international competitionsize: 16.000 m2client: city of helsinkistatus: settled 2012location: helsinki, finlandteam: buro happold JDS partner in charge: juilen de smedt project leader: andrew griffin project team: francisco villeda, chris yuan, amanda ripoll, mathilde claus, byeongmoo moon

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