The New Rib Concept for Vennesla Library And Cultural Center
"A symbiosis of structure, technical infrastructure, furniture and interior in one architectonic element." Hellen&Hard
A new library in the City of Vannesla, Norway was build by the Architect firm Helen & Hard. Designing "not only in the design of the spaces, but also in the conception and organization of the design process including building and fabrication" as they said in their website, they create a great structure that embraces the cultural needs of the City.
The Architecture Group supported the idea of having a generous space with many public functions like the library, cafe, meeting places and administrative areas together.
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They develop a rib concept to create a space that made the perfect mix between the construction and technical devices. The whole library has 27 ribs that make the geometry of the roof, giving the sensation of a generous space with the privacy of the meeting rooms that promotes the study.
The creators mention "A main intention has also been to reduce the energy need for all three buildings through the infill concept and the use of high standard energy saving solutions in all new parts. 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".
The team responsible of this incredible project was: Reinhard Kropf, Siv Helene Stangeland, Håkon Solheim, Caleb Reed, Randi Augenstein.
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