The Vennesla Library and Culture House is a public library serving the inhabitants of Vennesla Municipality in Vest-Agder, Norway. The new library building completed in 2011 has won several architecture prizes and has been praised both within Norway and abroad.

Twenty-seven ribs, made from timber and plywood, are incorporated into the facility, with each one featuring built-in shelves and reading nooks. What’s more, the finished article is not just beautiful but eco-conscious, too, with sustainable elements that include vertical sun shading and the admission of plenty of daylight. Finished in 2011, the library was honored the following year with the country’s Statens Byggeskikkpris award for the best national building.

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