2021

Kirkkonummi Library Fyyri
by JKMM Architects

Tuomas Uusheimo

The new library building called Fyyri in Kirkkonummi, Finland, exemplifies how libraries can be vibrant multipurpose buildings without losing any of their core concept as distinct places suited to reading, research and learning for all age groups.

Fyyri represents a new generation of Finnish libraries. They are no longer solely about books, but about sharing knowledge, experiences through multiple channels.

This phenomenon has changed the library typology: making them into places for learning and meetings not unlike a community hall. This function, non-commercial quality is integral to creating a civic foundation that is about solidarity, well-being for the city.


This project has been longlisted in the civic and cultural interior category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: JKMM Architects
Project: Kirkkonummi Library Fyyri

Sponsors

  • Dezeen Awards 2021 sponsor Longboard
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  • Norse Projects
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  • Dezeen Awards 2021 sponsor Tom Dixon
  • Kvadrat

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