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Interior restyling for a library in Finland. New spaces and new functions

JKMM's project for the interior restyling of the Lahti library in Finland stems from the need to reorganize spaces and functions, following the progressive evolution of the role of libraries with the advent of digitization

The advent of digitization that has led to the progressive evolution of the role of libraries serves as the basis for JKMM studio's project for the restyling of the interior of the Lahti library in Finland

library with colorful library modules

While the original architecture, designed by architect Arto Spilla and awarded in the same year at the Annual Concrete Award, does not require any renovation, the interior spaces are redesigned to respond effectively to the new functions of the library as a hub for events or a place for meetings

library with colorful library modules

The restyling approach is delicate and is in line with the original design. The functions and fixed furnishings are reorganized, with most of the furniture and materials being changed. The result is therefore better visual cohesion, as well as smoother visitor dynamics

library with colorful library modules

The first department to be revised is that dedicated to children, followed by the reorganization of the reading and music listening areas. The restructuring of the lobby and the cafeteria will be continued only in the second phase, thus operating in a gradual and non-invasive way

library with colorful library modules

The restyling has transformed the library of Lahti into a real welcoming living room and meeting point open to the entire community

library with colorful library modules

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