Presentation in Rome of two Finnish projects: a museum and a library in Helsinki
The Casa dell’Architettura in Rome (Piazza Manfredo Fanti, 47) recently hosted the conference “Architecture for culture in Finland. The new projects Amos Rex and Oodi. Talk with JKMM Architects and ALA Architects.” During the encounter the architects presented the project for the Amos Rex art museum and that of Oodi, the new central library of Helsinki. The objective was to underline the role and importance of cultural facilities in Finland, and particularly in its capital city.
Asmo Jaaksi, JKMM Architects Ltd, illustrated the project of Amos Rex, a futuristic cultural center that establishes a dialogue between past and present to offer the city of Helsinki a new public space, a contemporary art museum and a cinema; Samuli Woolston, ALA Architects Ltd., presented Oodi – Helsinki Central Library. A new library that grants the Finnish capital another versatile, flexible contemporary space for learning, education activities and reading.
The event was coordinated by the architect Arianna Callocchia, with the aim of encouraging dialogue and interaction between Finland and Italy in the context of contemporary cultural projects.