|3XN - Combined Theatre and Jazz-house in Molde, Norway|
|Wednesday, 14 November 2007 00:29|
Emphasizing this principle, the form of the building can be described as horizontal strips, relating to each other creating wide openings for the daylight, providing a splendid view from within as well as from the outside. It is relatively low-rise, consisting of just three floors that make room for Teatret Vårt, Molde International Jazz Festival, the Bjørnson festival, the library and the arts centre in a compact and well-functioning structure. With its highly usable and easy accessible areas, it maintains the public space of Gørvellplassen, and even enhances the flexibility of the square.
Contemporary and innovative, but at the same time simple and blunt, the design of the building resists any excesses. Hence, it is in accordance with the surrounding sober and regularly shaped buildings, while the horizontal lay-out opens up the square in the north-south direction. Use of the same local stone on both walls and floors, creates a calm atmosphere. The exterior is dominated by the broad staircase. This, completed with beds for the roses of Molde, makes a lot of space for people to rest in nice weather. The staircase provides the jazz festival with a big open-air stage that may become a new focal point for the town.
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