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Vennesla Library and Culture House by Helen & Hard

Feb 17, 2012 by     7 Comments    Posted under: Architecture

This is the Vennesla Library and Culture House, a beautiful library with an outstanding and clean interior design located in Vennesla, Norway designed by Helen & Hard. “The new library in Vennesla comprises a library, a café, meeting places and administrative areas, and links an existing community house and learning centre together. Supporting the idea of an inviting public space, all main public functions have been gathered into one generous space allowing the structure combined with furniture and multiple spatial interfaces to be visible in the interior and from the exterior. An integrated passage brings the city life into and through the building. Furthermore, the brief called for the new building to be open and easily accessible from the main city square, knitting together the existing urban fabric. This was achieved using a large glass facade and urban loggia providing a protected outdoor seating area. A symbiosis of structure, technical infrastructure, furniture and interior in one architectonic element creates a strong spatial identity that meets the client’s original intent to mark the city’s cultural centre.”

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  • Aleksis Ka

    An amazing combination of functionality and elegance of the interior reading room.

  • Mariam Rahim Khan

    Like the way the book shelves are integrated with the arcs. Hmm, then you can sit there also.
    And one side is cubby holes? Perfect for people who like to get lost in books. They shold have this in schools. NYU or any US college sometimes you sit on the floor – can’t always go find, well they have these little hooded desks or tiny rooms, and when you fnd a book you are so lost reading it, sometimes you just plop down.
    So this is perfect. Sit where yu are.

  • Prweb Coupon Code

    That’s a Lovely and a new finish has given to this architecture this type of art makes our inspiration good in that fields.

  • Anders Ericson

    Notice also that the new building is an ongoing issue in Norway. Critics within the library community maintain that the Vennesla interior is in conflict with the strong need of flexibility in the modern library room.
    (in Norwegian only)

  • Eddna

    IT`S NICE…BUT YOU CAN NOT COMPARE THIS SMALL BUILDING TO VANCOUVER LIBRARY on Robson Street-  this build is simply  ART AND HUGE!!!!  I believe this is the most unique and beautiful Library in the world****************

  • Serena9

    I wonder how they decide who comes first….The Vancouver Public Library is by far better than this one! They must have voted it first due to it’s original architecture rather than it being a replica of the Colosseum. That is the only reason I can think of.

  • octopussoup

    ahhh wasted space! Book should be everywhere!


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