Vennesla Library and Culture House / Helen & Hard

© Emile Ashley

For their new library and community center in , Norwegian architects Helen & Hard bring a sophisticated elegance to the public facility in Norway.  The project links an existing community house and learning center, and seeks to become an extension of the main city square with its transparent facade and urban loggia.   The expressive ribs combine structure, technical infrastructure, and functionality into one architectonic element that creates a dynamic aesthetic identity for the project to meet the client’s original intent to mark the city’s cultural center.

More about the project after the break.