Photos from an amazing visit to @OodiHelsinki Library with @donbuckley! #Helsinki #Finland #MakerEd #libchat

Oodi’s top floor has a sweeping, open, airy, multipurpose area full of spectacular views (inside and out), bookshelves (including children’s books and games), a cafe, gorgeous seating options, and a performance space.

The next floor down has tons of open areas to meet/gather/collaborate. There are more private meeting rooms (one with a full demonstration kitchen!) you can book and a full Makerspace that also needs to be booked behind a locked door. In the more public hallway, there are a bank of Ultimaker printers, a table full of sewing machines, a large format printer, a desktop computer library area, and a less public computer room full of boys playing video games.

The next floor down is the main entrance with a full restaurant and multiple exhibit areas.

The basement has great individual unisex stalls with frosted glass doors that you cannot see through and a middle area full of Dyson all-in-one faucets.

Here’s some info from their website:

Welcome to Oodi! Oodi is Helsinki’s new Central Library and a living meeting place. Its wide range of services and facilities will be available to residents seven days a week, from early in the morning till late in the evening. Oodi will function as a living room for residents, located right at the heart of Helsinki. Oodi’s lending services can be found on on Helmet.

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One response to “Photos from an amazing visit to @OodiHelsinki Library with @donbuckley! #Helsinki #Finland #MakerEd #libchat

  1. Its architecture is okay, but inside there is too much hustle and bustle.


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