Helsinki University Library

Helsinki University Library

Helsinki University Library
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The area

Address
Neighborhood: Vironniemi
How to get there
  • Helsingin yliopisto • 2 min walk
  • Rautatientori • 6 min walk
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland7,237 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Anybody can enter to admire the University Library built above the metro station and designed by Anttinen Oiva Architects in 2012. There is a small door at Kaisaniemi on street level but the main entrance is on Fabianinkatu. A connection through several doors and corridors leads to another remarkable showcase of Finnish architecture, the Porthania which too belongs to Helsinki University. Aarne Ervi whose works include the Töölö Library and the almost derelict Heikintori shopping center in Tapiola designed it in the 1950's.
Written March 1, 2022
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permia
Ireland63,051 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Kaisa house is astonishing. It is the largest university library in Finland and has the most modern architectural styles.

Even with admiring the curved brickwork facade we weren't prepared for the wondrous designs within.

We walked from the ground floor all the way to the top. Awe struck at the patterns conjoured up by the spiralling stairways, by the views downwards and the ever changing patterning of the architecture. Some perspectives brought to mind planetary rings formations.
Written October 19, 2017
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Таня С
Kyiv, Ukraine124 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
wonderful place! stylish design, convenient places for work and leisure, everything is done as conveniently as possible for a great time in library
Written February 7, 2020
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Helsinki University Library has four campus libraries: the Main Library in the Kaisa House, Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki Campus Libraries.

The Kaisa House is located in Kaisaniemi and it represents state-of-the-art library architecture.

The building is an 11-story red brick construction which is well engaged in the cityscape. The large arched windows show the spectacular views of the townscape from inside the building.
Written October 29, 2019
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Emma
Manchester, UK1,314 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
As our tour guide said: it’s worth five minutes in here even if it’s simply to appreciate the Finnish architecture.
Written June 11, 2019
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paul_ark_2014
Bangkok, Thailand163 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Had the pleasure of visiting the Helsinki University Library on a walking tour of the city, and it was the one stop I wish we could have spent more time to wander and soak in the amazing architecture. If I had a free afternoon, I would love to just settle in here and read or listen to music.
Written April 16, 2018
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intonsus
Helsinki, Finland119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
The library of University of Helsinki sets any fan of modern architecture salivating. The luminary orifice in the center of the building can be considered as an epitomization of organic architecture. Usually packed with students, this is a must visit for anyone interested in contemporary architecture. Jus be mindful of the students when vistiting!
Written April 15, 2016
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MateEeMa
Helsinki, Finland756 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
You will recognise this building from outside from its funky windows but go inside and have a look up, it's really cool. You should also go all the way up to the rooftop balcony on the top floor- from there you will have a nice view to the Cathedral.
Written July 5, 2015
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lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland864 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The Helsinki University Library, Kaisa, is open to everyone. Interesting and airy architecture and a tranquil atmosphere. A nice place to relax for a bit.
Written November 18, 2019
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125rsd
New York City, NY8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
So fantastic is this library that it’s probably worthwhile to take a detour from any near by cities such as Oslo or Copenhagen. If you can find a tour it would be worthwhile as this library contains so many amazing highlights that you might miss, such as a machine oriented are where you can

actually print and bind your own book, a lively cafe, a children’s play area and an amazing ‘rest room’.
Written October 26, 2019
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