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The Arch by 3XN is a Striking Day-Lit Culture Center in Norway
Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 4, 2012 @ 9:32 am In Architecture,Daylighting | No Comments
Danish designers 3XN  have been featured on Inhabitat numerous times, and it’s easy to see why. In this design, they have honored the residents and architecture of Mandal, which has a small population of just 15,000 inhabitants. Comprised of a theater, cinema, concert hall, library and cafe inside, the center’s south-facing orientation  and large panoramic windows optimize daylighting and ensure that riverside activities receive plenty of sunshine.
Eventually 3XN hopes to add a green roof  to the center so that it harmonizes even more fully with the surrounding environment and they are also responsible for building a bridge over the river, a project that will be completed fairly soon. A modern but sustainable center that promotes community engagement, The Arch is a magnificent achievement in design that looks especially enigmatic at night.
+ 3XN 
Via Dezeen 
images via Adam Mõrk 
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URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/the-arch-by-3xn-is-a-striking-day-lit-culture-center-in-norway/
URLs in this post:
 3XN: http://www.3xn.dk/
 riverside plot in Mandal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandal,_Norway
 Danish designers 3XN: http://inhabitat.com/3xns-new-museum-of-liverpool-runs-on-an-energy-efficient-trigeneration-plant/
 south-facing orientation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_(geography)
 green roof: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_roof
 Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/05/04/the-arch-by-3xn/
 Adam Mõrk: http://adammork.dk/
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