Gallery: The Arch by 3XN is a Striking Day-Lit Culture Center in Norway

Eight years after 3XN won the competition to design The Arch in southern Norway, the striking day-lit culture center has finally opened. Located on a riverside plot in Mandal, the mixed-use development was conceived to be extremely sensitive to the quaint and unique character of the small town. The arched roof mimics nearby rolling hills while the white cladding is designed to match the white-painted homes that surround it. A dream come true for many locals, the center has already attracted 25,000 visitors in the two and half months since it opened.

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