In its interior outline the Rovaniemi Library follows the theme of the multi-level Viipuri Library. Only the idea of bookpits has been developed further in Rovaniemi

Aalto has modified the library room into a more free, fanlike form rather than rectangular shape. At the same time, he has succeeded in optimizing the functional organization of the space.

Text and image from Finnish Library Architecture, Hanna Aaltonen, Joni
Carlson 1986.

Upper floor


Ground floor