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Rovaniemi Library
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Architect Alvar Aalto
Location Rovaniemi
Date 1963 to 1968   timeline
Building Type public library
 Construction System cold
Climate urban, small town center
Context Modern
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Discussion Rovaniemi Library Commentary

“The municipal library is one of a group of three buildings designed by Alvar Aalto to form a civic and cultural centre for Rovaniemi… The library…was built in 1965 and has one of Aalto's most successful late interiors with several changes of level and with lighting designed to exploit the low northern sun. It includes an exhibition room and small auditorium and, in the basement, a music library and museum. The exterior is faced with ribbed ceramic tiles.”

— J.M. Richards. 800 Years of Finnish Architecture. Vancouver: David and Charles, 1978. p179.

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Sources on Rovaniemi Library

Michael Brawne. Libraries: Architecture and Equipment. New York: Preager Publishers, 1970. LC 73-89609. plan and section drawings, interior and exterior photos, p26-28.

David Dunster, ed. Architectural Monographs 4: Alvar Aalto. London: St. Martin's Press, 1984. ISBN 0-312-02150-X. p54-59.

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