The new Helsinki Library is a design that reinterprets the classical library. The new library is represented as a meeting point of urban life, a place to exchange knowledge and a physical interface for traditional and new media. The flexible spatial concept allows for various workspaces and event formats, providing the framework for this extensive challenge. A spacious lobby with a café and bookshop dominates a large section of the ground floor.
PHOTOS: Tomas Saraceno's Geodesic 'Cloud City' Floats Above the Roof of the Met Museum
Tomas Saraceno's Geodesic 'Cloud City' Floats Above the Roof of the Met Museum A sculptural constellation of 16 geodesic pods, Cloud City "floats" above the museum's roof anchored by steel cables that keep the structure from flying off into orbit. The futuristic construction features over 100 planes, either shiny, mirrored, transparent, or open to the air.