Welcome to Oodi!
Oodi is Helsinki’s new Central Library and a living meeting place. Its wide range of services and facilities are available to residents seven days a week, from early in the morning till late in the evening. Oodi functions as a living room for residents, located right at the heart of Helsinki.
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Oodi is a striking building with its glass and steel structures and wooden facade, its design a combination of traditional and contemporary flavours. The energy-efficient library is an impressive calling card for Finnish architecture. ALA Architects is responsible for the architectural planning and YIT is the building contractor.
Service design as part of the planning process
Oodi’s planning process has utilised service design to achieve the best possible customer experience. Service design was used in the design of the signs and furniture, as well as the placement of the library’s materials. The natural solutions for each floor as well as the cooperation partners’ wishes were discussed together.
Fall in love with Oodi
Oodi took Helsinki libraries to new heights in 2019
Urban Workshop’s Konehuone opens on 18 December
Central Library Oodi’s first year has been a success
Oodi’s 1-year anniversary celebrated on the eve of Independence Day
Playground Loru will be moved to the third floor of Oodi and the pram parking area will be expanded
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Oodi team up
A new public video art work from Jani Ruscica for Central Library Oodi
Helsinki Central Library Oodi announced as a finalist in international tourism awards
Helsinki Central Library Oodi chosen as the best new public library in the world
The Wonders of Oodi – an interactive game
Need a basketball or a skateboard? We got it!
Oodi as textbook case of service design
All Digital Week at Oodi 26.3.
Reshape 2019 to examine our changing work culture and digitalisation at Central Library Oodi
Oodi robots named after children’s book characters
Powerful library women, Helle and Maija
The public has adopted Oodi as its own
Oodi’s second floor to open for customers on 28 December
27.11.2018helsinki central library
Learning the building, alphabetising the materials