Architect
QUAD Architects
Competition
2001
Completion
2003
Gross area
4700 m²
Category
Assembly buildings
Tags
brick competition glass library steel wood

The library building is divided into two parts with clearly differing character. The large horizontal brickwork mass on the street side reflects the scale and materials of the buildings on the opposite side, while the winding series of ”wooden towers” towards Keskuspuisto park continues the sequence of surrounding point blocks.

The architecture of the interior is consistent with the exterior; the same dualism that is found in the exterior also dominates the library spaces. The foyer as a line through the middle of the building separates the two worlds.

The library was built based on the winning entry ”Keravan kollit” by QUAD Architects in an architecture competition in 2001. The building was completed in 2003.

Source: Finnish Architectural Review 6/2004

Location

Paasikivenkatu 12, Kerava
60.405294, 25.1031309

Images

West elevation, Kerava City Library
West elevation, Kerava City Library (© Simo Kaarsalo / MFA)
West elevation, Kerava City Library
West elevation, Kerava City Library (© Simo Kaarsalo / MFA)
View from Paasikivenkatu, Kerava City Library
View from Paasikivenkatu, Kerava City Library (© Simo Kaarsalo / MFA)
Foyer, Kerava City Library
Foyer, Kerava City Library (© Simo Kaarsalo / MFA)
Foyer, Kerava City Library
Foyer, Kerava City Library (© Simo Kaarsalo / MFA)
Staircase, Kerava City Library
Staircase, Kerava City Library (© Simo Kaarsalo / MFA)
1st floor, Kerava City Library
1st floor, Kerava City Library (© Simo Kaarsalo / MFA)
1st floor, Kerava City Library
1st floor, Kerava City Library (© Simo Kaarsalo / MFA)
Ground floor, Kerava City Library
Ground floor, Kerava City Library (© QUAD Architects)
1st floor, Kerava City Library
1st floor, Kerava City Library (© QUAD Architects)

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