“Well-run libraries are filled with people because what a good library offers cannot be easily found elsewhere: an indoor public space in which you do not have to buy anything in order to stay.” Zadie Smith

quarta-feira, 4 de janeiro de 2012


A Vennesla Library é uma biblioteca pública norueguesa, situada em Vennesla. Foi desenhada como um moderno abrigo convidando as pessoas a entrarem e ali ficarem, bebendo um café, socializando, lendo ou trabalhando. De acordo com a Helen and Hard Agency, responsável pela arquitetura, o conceito é este:
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 new building was open and easy accessible from the main city square, knitting together the existing urban fabric. This was achieved by a large glass facade and urban loggia providing a protected outdoor seating area.

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