National Library of Health Sciences "Terkko"
Helsinki, 1997

Haartmaninkatu 4
00290 Helsinki

Invited competition 1995, 1st prize
Client: Helsinki University Central Hospital HUCH, University of Helsinki
Gross area 4,700 m2, volume 22,500 m3

Terkko acts as the Meilahti campus library of Helsinki University Library. The library, which focuses on health science and medicine, also acts as the HUCH scientific library. Currently, the building houses approx. 8,000 shelf metres of books and professional journals. Reading/work stations have gradually replaced areas of shelving.


Archint, Venezia 5/97
Area, Firenze, 5/1998
Baumeister, Munchen 9/1998
The Finnish Architectural Review 6/1998
Steel Construction magazine 3/1998
Controspazio, Milano 4 / 1998
Architektur + Wettbewerbe 9 / 1999
Finnish Architecture by Jussi Tiainen 1994-1999
The Renaissance of the Library - adaptable library buildings

floor plan
in the evening
"scientific living room"
blocks of books