Archinect - News 2017-01-18T15:46:34-05:00 HELSINKI CENTRAL LIBRARY OPEN INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITION / by Djuric Tardio Architectes mtardio 2012-11-22T21:49:00-05:00 >2012-11-27T18:32:44-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <strong>HELSINKI CENTRAL LIBRARY</strong></p> <p> <br><strong><em>THE STORYTELLING TREE</em></strong></p> <p> The book is an everlasting memory. It is like a hundred-year-old tree that tells us stories and tales, from here and elsewhere. This is where we start from. Just as the roots of the trees are deeply anchored in the ground, the books and their pages, forged by these trees, are deeply anchored in and are representative of Culture. Initially we traverse these roots and gradually journey through the knowledge they contain and protect, until we reach the evergreen canopy. We pause there, in order to meditate, discover and read the books we have encountered and brought.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> Our concept : to return to the source of the books and the knowledge they can give us, to ensure its continued existence in today&rsquo;s Libraries, alongside their new electronic mediums and devices.<br> This modern Library is&nbsp; like a prime and basic emblem of the Finnish identity, culture and know-how, fruit of the most accomplished wood construction technology. This techn...</p>