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House For Books and Blues / Børve Borchsenius Arkitekter + Askim/Lantto Arkitekter

House For Books and Blues / Børve Borchsenius Arkitekter + Askim/Lantto Arkitekter

Courtesy of Børve Borchsenius Courtesy of Børve Borchsenius © Espen Gees © Jiri Havran + 21

  • Architects: Børve Borchsenius Arkitekter and Askim/Lantto Arkitekter AS
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 5225.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2013
  • Photographs Photographs: Espen Gees, Jiri Havran, Ivan Brodey
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Autodesk, Cembrit, Daloc, GHV, GK Notodden, Heis Plan, Kleppo Trevare, Lande Mekaniske Verksted, Leif Hübert Stål, Lian Trevarefabrikk, Loe Betongelementer AS, Skeie
  • Landscape

    Dronninga Landskap AS
  • Consultants

    Eilev Løkja, Cowi, NEAS Brannconsult AS, Brekke & Strand Akustikk, Multiconsult
  • Collaborators

    Sweco, Forene Montører Kongsberg, Notodden Rørlegger Forretning, G.K. Notodden, Murstad Entreprenørservice AS, Heis Plan AS, Loe Betongelementer AS, Kranor AS
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Courtesy of Børve Borchsenius
Courtesy of Børve Borchsenius

Text description provided by the architects. The project is a result of winning an open, international plan and design competition in 2010. The House for Books and Blues, or Bok & Blueshuset is a three-story house containing library, cinema, live stage, café, museum for blues, sound studio and music tuition.

© Espen Gees
© Espen Gees
Ground Floor Plan
Ground Floor Plan
© Ivan Brodey
© Ivan Brodey

Notodden Blues Festival and Europas Bluessenter also have their offices here. All the functions of the house are reached from an open vestibule and reception. The architectonic expression of the house tries to pursue elements of the historical industrial architecture, that characterizes parts of Notodden`s dock area also today.

© Jiri Havran
© Jiri Havran

The different functions are organized in their own volumes and can, therefore, be read out of the architecture of the house. Three large lightwells above the reception and vestibule are the signature of the house.

© Espen Gees
© Espen Gees

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Project location

Address: Storgata 1, 3674 Notodden, Norway

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address.
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Cite: "House For Books and Blues / Børve Borchsenius Arkitekter + Askim/Lantto Arkitekter" 14 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/922919/house-for-books-and-blues-borve-borchsenius-arkitekter/> ISSN 0719-8884
Courtesy of Børve Borchsenius

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