Turku City Library

Video on the new part of the Turku City Library drawn by architect bureau JKMM with main architect Asmo Jaaksi. This part of the library was opened in 2007 and today it is the most visited public library in Finland.

by Jarmo Roksa

Asmo Jaaksi (born in 1966) is a partner of JKMM Architects since 1998. He studied architecture at Tampere University Technology. Currently, he is designing e.g. the Finnish Pavillion for the EXPO 2010 in Shanghai in China, Seinäjoki City Library and Saunalahti day-care centre and nursery in Espoo. With JKMM Architects, his recent works include wooden Church in Viikki, Turku City Library, Verkatehdas Factory Cultural Center and new annex buildings for Joensuu University. JKMM Architects has a long track record in high quality built work and architectural competitions. The office has won prizes in nearly 50 architectural competitions, including ca. 20 First Prizes. Asmo Jaaksi has been a lecturer in the School of Architecture, Helsinki University of Technology in 2000-2001. Asmo Jaaksi has received several awards for his work. Awards include Finnish State Award for Architecture 2007, Finnish Steel Structure Award 2007, Finnish Glass Structure Award 2007, Finnish Concrete Structure Award 2007, Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award 2006 and Pietilä Award 2006.


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