Photo Credit: Cecilie Stuyvenberg
Author: Cecilie Stuyvenberg
Arendal is a coastal town in the Aust-Agder county of the Sørlandet region in Norway. It is a town with a long history of sea faring/shipping due to its close proximity to the ocean. The population of Arendal is around 42,000.
The public library of Arendal is centrally situated on the main square of the town. The new library was opened in 1998 and ‘the ship’ is the central aesthetic idea of the architect. The interior is modern, open and light and the exterior is designed in the same style as the surrounding buildings. The building houses a number of art pieces on display.