Tampere City Library, Metso

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Tampere City Library, Metso

Tampere City Library, Metso
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

4.0
55 reviews
Excellent
23
Very good
25
Average
5
Poor
1
Terrible
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
Jul 2020
The building seen from above resembles a big male capercaillie in his pride so the library is known in Finnish as Metso. Architect couple Raili and Reima Pietiläs' design from 1986 has assymetrical lines and unexpected nooks both inside and out. The fame of Metso earned them the priviledge to create in 1993 Mäntyniemi in Helsinki, the formal residence of our president.
Written 21 July 2020
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Danes55
Holstebro, Denmark1,910 contributions
Aug 2019
The Tampere Central Library is a fantastic place and at the same time it is ART.
The Library was opened in 1986 and is 6770 square meters big and did cost 13 mill Euro to build.
It is a litle bit hidden be hind trees and there as some sculptures out side the front entre. The building is a cirkel and there are no corners. The building material is concrete, granit and copper. Do go inside, the colours are white, blue and green like Finland.
It was fantastic to just walk around inside as tourist, what a place.
Written 4 September 2019
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Veronica V
Helsinki, Finland58 contributions
Sep 2017 • Family
This big library contains something for everybody! You should go there and see the building and also listen to some music and borrow a book.
Written 6 August 2018
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland23,629 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
The library is located by the Hämeenpuisto park, next to the Alexander Church. The building was opened to the public in 1986.

The building's futuristic look imitates the bird capercaillie (metso in Finnish). The building has been designed by the architects Reima and Raili Pietilä.
Written 8 May 2018
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Teruyo
Tampere616 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
Services on three floors
Very Clean and peaceful and free toilet and cafe corner and from all over the world books and magazines + map + music and movies CD.DVD.cassette tape+ audio room + halli + exhibition + computer(but should be booked before use E--mail tietopalvelu.metso@tampere.fi, phone 040 670 1590)
The Main Library Metso
E-mail: tampereen.kaupunginkirjasto@tampere.fi , phone: 03 565 611
Written 6 May 2018
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Jari A
Tampere, Finland439 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
It is really worth to visit and read newspapers or just sit and read some book or just relax and look for arcitechture.
Situated just few minutes from central square of Tampere.
Written 17 March 2018
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Kylaluuta
Tampere, Finland145 contributions
Feb 2017
Loads of comics for the kids and a cafe upstairs. Not too long walk from the main square, and many busses also pass by the main library.
Written 12 April 2017
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Maari100
Helsinki, Finland3,025 contributions
Oct 2016 • Friends
The library is designed by Pietilä's, a well known architecture couple. The building is called Metso - capercaillie - a handsome bird found in the Finnish forests. The layout is very open. There is also a newspaper/magazine reading hall and cafe. Worthwhile to visit.
Written 3 April 2017
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pepics
Tampere, Finland736 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
The architecture is very interesting and pleasing. Lots of round corners and shapes. Plenty of red bricks has been used as the building material. Good job by the architects (Pietilä) and by the city of Tampere for the courage to implement the architect's vision.

On the other hand, the functionality of the library is poor. It is not welcoming and it is quite hard to find the books you are looking for among the numerous shelves that all look the same.
Written 4 June 2016
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prkl08
Helsinki, Finland472 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
This is the main Library in city of Tampere. It is located right next to the park (Hämeenpuisto).

There is a lot of space and many places to sit down and enjoy the silence.
Written 24 January 2016
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Tampere City Library, Metso is open:
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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