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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,Design | No Comments



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Danish designers 3XN [4] 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 [5] and large panoramic windows optimize daylighting and ensure that riverside activities receive plenty of sunshine.

Eventually 3XN hopes to add a green roof [6] 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 [1]

Via Dezeen [7]

images via Adam Mõrk [8]


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URLs in this post:

[1] 3XN: http://www.3xn.dk/

[2] riverside plot in Mandal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandal,_Norway

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/the-arch-by-3xn-is-a-striking-day-lit-culture-center-in-norway/the-arch-3xn-1/?extend=1

[4] Danish designers 3XN: http://inhabitat.com/3xns-new-museum-of-liverpool-runs-on-an-energy-efficient-trigeneration-plant/

[5] south-facing orientation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_(geography)

[6] green roof: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_roof

[7] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2012/05/04/the-arch-by-3xn/

[8] Adam Mõrk: http://adammork.dk/

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