Henrik Ibsen Library, Skien
First Prize

Henrik Ibsen Library, Skien

First Prize

The curved building, devoted to Henrik Ibsen, is located on the edges of the park, with which it establishes a relationshop through large windows and several accesses. The typical Norwegain wood tile roof tilts towards the park and rises towards the city.

The lack of fixed panels and a ramp connecting the first floor and the basement make the space flow in the interior spaces, where wood creates a comfortable and attractive atmosphere. Outside, an amphitheater joins the park with the library’s lower level.

Cliente Client
Skien Kommune

Arquitectos Architects
Kengo Kuma & Associates

Socio a cargo Partner in charge 
Yuki Ikeguchi

Jefe de proyecto Chief Project Manager
Marc Moukarzel

Equipo Team
Jagoda Krawczyk, Nicolas Guichard, Asger Taarnberg, Carlos Roig Giménez, Italo Mazzoleni, Hiromichi Kamiya, Tomohiro Matsunaga, Benan Ataulusoy, Aglaia Danai Devetzoglou

Arquitecto asociado Associate architect
Mad Arkitekter - Torkel Njå, Jens Walter, Monica Bellika Esaiassen, Léo Lesage (equipo team) 

Diseño de ingeniería Engineering design
Buro Happold -Max Doelling, Peter Konnerup, Jose Allerhand, Daniya Doelling (equipo team)

Imágenes Images
MIR, Kengo Kuma & Associates