Size/ 9.800 m²
Competition/ 2019, International competition
Status/ Construction period 2021-2025
Client/ Municipality of Skien
Landscape Architect/ SLA
Local Architect/ Rambøll Norge
Engineer/ Rambøll Norge
The new Ibsen Library, located at the unique and complex Meierikvartalet site in Skien, Norway, is an institution that honors the legacy of famed playwright Henrik Ibsen. Just steps from Ibsen’s birthplace, the library will be a cultural highlight of Skien’s town centre and will make it a key driver of its cultural building programming and tourism for years to come. The new library will house exhibition and performance spaces that will allow visitors to experience the work and influence of Henrik Ibsen, as well as a citizens’ service center, tourist information center, and offices.