Vennesla needed a new, modern library that could also house various cultural events: concerts, plays, children’s activities and art exhibitions. The goal was to draw more people into the library – to let them experience the wonderful world of books – and at the same time to offer a bright, open meeting spot for locals. The library had to be nestled in between two existing buildings on the town square. It also had to be energy efficient.
Helen & Hard won the competition, allowing us to create a cultural and social hub built from all-wooden structural elements and glass. The loggia extends organically from the main entrance across the outside square, connecting the building to its surroundings.
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