Helsinki Central Library Competition Entry / WEAVA Architects + SWAN Architectes


In terms of both the cityscape and its symbolic significance, the proposal by WEAVA Architects + SWAN Architectes for the Central Library will represent a modern and dynamic image of an urban public facility for the citizens of the city. Their ONYX concept forms seamlessly into the planned draft proposal of the Töölönlahti area, responding to the surrounding buildings, infrastructure and urban fabric. It is an iconic cultural landmark in its own right, but also respectful of its place as part of a greater master plan. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Refurbishment of a Paris Apartment / SWAN Architectes

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Architect: SWAN Architectes
Location: ,
Surface: 71 sqm Shab
Budget: 110,000 € HT
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: MVDA™ – Maxime Vantorre

Montmartre Apartment / SWAN Architectes

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Architects: SWAN Architectes
Location: Montmartre, , France
Project area: 25 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Maxime Vantorre

Dumas & Chaine Cabinet / SWAN Architectes

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Architects: SWAN Architectes
Location: Paris,
Clients: Laurent Dumas & André Chaine
Project Area: 110 sqm
Budget: 150,000 €
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: MVDA™ – Maxime Vantorre