Aalto was presented with the possibility of realizing a plan as a “total work of art”, for a client allowing freedom from constraints of budget and schedule. The rich details featured within the building: the door handles, the light fixtures and the furniture models, were all Aalto’s designs.
Plans for the building included spaces for the city library, the adult education center, and the youth center. These three different functions were combined under one roof with care and skill, so that they all found their proper place behind the same sculptural façade. The skylights let daylight flow into the inner spaces. Each premise is especially equipped, such as the atrium yard featuring a fireplace and a system to open the roof.
At present day, in addition to the city library, the building hosts the city cultural council and offices for various businesses.