Notodden Townhall has decided to join several cultural functions such as a cafe, a museum, and a library under one roof; this allows the possibility of creating a building where people of different ages and interests can meet and interact.
As a tribute to the history of the site, the roof of the building is laid out as an amphitheatre which spirals around the old shipping dock, and the Dock itself houses a floating stage. Much like in a greek theatre, the surrounding landscape becomes the scenography.
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Project: Notodden bok og blues hus (Noten Cultural Center)
Place: Notodden, Norway
Assignment: Open competition
Typology: Culture center
Size: 4000 m2
Client: Notodden municipality
Architect: WE architecture | http://www.we-a.dk/
Team: Marc Jay, Julie Schmidt-Nielsen, Nora Fossum, Søren Thiesen, Lena Reeh Rasmussen, Juan Olivara, Zsofia Horvath, Luis Gil, Edward Gentry Becker