Finnish Library Buildings

Ylöjärvi City Library, Kite

The Ylöjärvi main library “Kite” was opened to the public in November 2002. The library consists of two large triangles, and the avenue between them divides the space into public and staff areas.

The interior was designed to be spacious and sunny: a long glass wall is facing Kuruntie. The main colour inside the building is a warm light brown accentuated with a bright blue. Kite-like features, like the triangular service point and the shape of the roofs, have been used in the architecture.

The library averages around 900 daily visitors who read newspapers and magazines, use the public computers, borrow books, films and music, visit exhibitions or just meet one another.

The name of the library
Ylöjärvi Main Library "Kite"
The name of the municipality/organization
Town of Ylöjärvi
The population of the community covered by the library
30 000
The location of the library
The building is centrally located along the busy main street Kuruntie and fits harmoniously with the surrounding fields
The library is
a new construction
The floor area
The library was opened in
Designed by

Architect Tero Harjunniemi, Arkkitehtuuritoimisto Teuvo Vastamäki Oy

The total expenditure of the construction
5 million euros