Lappia House, Library and Town Hall – the most famous of architect Alvar Aalto’s works in Lapland.
City Library of Rovaniemi was the first building to be completed, in 1966, followed by the Lappia House, functioning as a theatre and congress hall, in 1975 and the Town Hall, finished after Aalto’s death, in 1988. Together, these three buildings form a composition enclosing a spacious plaza, highlighting the individuality and purpose of each building. The library building is given character by its lending section, crowned by a set of upper windows, while Lappia House’s exhibition space is topped by majestic arched roofs and the town hall has a high council tower, shaped like a shard of crystal.
Notice! The library main doors are not in use for 6 weeks due to renovation in summer 2019 (between 13.5.2019 and mid July). The entrance to the library during that time is at the end of the building opposite the Lappia House.
In summer (June-August): The Library s open Mon-Thu 9-19, Fri 9-17, Sat 11-15.