3XN connects norwegian cultural district with bridge at buen
photo by adam mørk
all images courtesy of 3XN

 

 

 

as part of a masterplan for mandal, norway’s most southern city, 3XN has designed a pedestrian and bicycle bridge connecting the emerging cultural district. responding to the neighboring ‘buen cultural centre‘, completed by the same office, the plan engages with surrounding materials and forms, uniting both structures. both the building and the bridge share a white and light expression that compliments the region’s wooden houses and narrow streets. the curved link features two clearly defined pockets of space, which invite people to pause and relax within the picturesque environment, envisioned as a social meeting point.

3xn bridge at buen cultural center mandal norway designboom
the bridge is part of a masterplan for mandal, norway’s most southern city
photo by adam mørk

3xn bridge at buen cultural center mandal norway designboom
the pedestrian and bicycle bridge connects the emerging cultural district
photo by adam mørk

3xn bridge at buen cultural center mandal norway designboom
responding to the neighboring ‘buen cultural centre’, the design engages with surrounding materials and forms
photo by adam mørk

3xn bridge at buen cultural center mandal norway designboom
both the building and the bridge share a white and light expression
photo by adam mørk

3xn bridge at buen cultural center mandal norway designboom
the cultural centre illuminated at night
photo by adam mørk

3xn bridge at buen cultural center mandal norway designboom
the bridge’s sinuous and undulating shape
photo by adam mørk

3xn bridge at buen cultural center mandal norway designboom
the curved link features two clearly defined pockets of space
photo by adam mørk

3xn bridge at buen cultural center mandal norway designboom
the connecting structure compliments the region’s wooden houses and narrow streets
photo by adam mørk

 

 

project info:

 

name: the bridge by buen cultural centre
location: 
mandal, norway
client: 
halse eiendom
3XN role: 
architect