The bridge by “Buen” cultural centre

Address
Mandal, Norway

Client
Halse Eiendom

Year
2013

3XN Role
Architect

3XN team
Kim Herforth Nielsen, Jan Ammundsen, Eva Hviid-Nielsen, Peter Feltendal, Trine Gregersen, Kasper Guldager Jørgensen, Nanna Flintholm, Michael Soja, Thomas Käszner, Palle Holsting, Mette Baarup, Dan Hinge, Jørn Juul Sørensen, Ralf Wagner, Rasmus Holm, Lasse Lind, Jesper Thøger Christensen, Christian Bundegaard, Bodil Nordstrøm, Simon Hartmann-Petersen, Thomas Lykke Nielsen, Henriette Byrge, Rune Bech

3XN has designed the master plan for a new and attractive part of Mandal in Norway, which contains both the cultural centre "Buen" and a pedestrian and bicycle bridge connecting the cultural centre with the other side of the river.

The bridge's soft and elegant movement interacts with the materials and shape of the cultural centre and binds the city's two parts together.

Both the bridge and the cultural centre have a white and light expression, which corresponds to the surrounding area’s white wooden houses, picturesque narrow streets, water, beach and forest.

The bridge has a slight curve and two pockets, which invite users to stop and relax. In this way, the bridge is intended as a social meeting place where the view of Norway's southernmost city can be enjoyed to the fullest.

Mandal, Norway
2013

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