Lohja Main Library, Lohja, Finland


Address: Lohja, Finland

Year: 2005

Size: 3500 m2



The library building is a part of the 'cultural campus' in the centre of Lohja. Its architecture directs the flow of pedestrian traffic towards the cultural complex and into the library. Its principal material, red brick, integrates the building into the existing civic architecture; in the interior, the red brick walls delineate the open spatial composition as one entity and guide the eyes towards its primary aspects, the town centre and the church. The library is literally built for its location. The building has an in-situ, post-tensioned concrete frame and red brick walls.