Oodi Helsinki Central Library
Oodi, the new Central Library of Helsinki, has been defined as “the nation’s birthday present to its citizens.” Designed by the firm ALA_Architects, it was inaugurated on December 5, 2018, the day before Finland’s 101st independence day.
The top floor of the library, dubbed “the paradise of books,” is furnished entirely with more than 350
CF bookcase modules, manufactured by UniFor and personalized to the designs of the architects to meet special functional and compositional requirements.
The interior environment of the top floor is completely open and flooded with natural light from the rooftop skylights and the glazed facades around the perimeter of the building. An orderly arrangement of bookcase modules provided by UniFor delineate the layout and organization of the various functional areas of the library. Enhanced by clean, minimalist forms and assembly solutions aimed at simplification and high performance in terms of safety and durability, the CF bookcase system (designed by Dante Bonuccelli) consists of aluminum shelving and vertical support panels fixed to each other and to a base in sheet steel.
A total of 351 double-sided modular bookcase modules, all of them painted white, were fabricated in various versions and personalized with special equipment and accessories to meet specific project requirements.
Events | 2018.10.20
UniFor will be at Orgatec 2018 to present its vision of the modern workplace with a display that takes the form of a realistic office environment. The result, an innovative, comfortable and enjoyable space, is an accurate interpretation of the transformations currently underway. The office as an efficient container of advanced technologies has progressively evolved to become a flexible and dynamic environment aimed as fostering socialization and well-being.
Enhanced by simplified assembly systems and elevated sustainability, the new solutions presented in the display curated by Studio Cerri & Associati have been developed by UniFor in collaboration with both new designers and design studios with whom the company has worked for many years.