Interior and technical integration for the library of the future

With long experience of library interiors and a forward-looking approach to the library of the future, the Group’s business area Public Interiors has been able to play a prominent role in several exciting library projects and planning entire arts centres and community buildings. One project from 2015 that stands out is Kulturhuset Krona in Kongsberg, Norway.

The library: Kongsberg

Kulturhuset Krona is a meeting point for the region. The building contains educational facilities, a laboratory, cinemas, a theatre, a lecture theatre, offices – and naturally a library. There is a university library and a local library. These are two hyper-modern libraries with spectacular meeting rooms and the latest integrated, interactive technology. A role model of what a knowledge and entertainment centre should look like in 2015.

There are two hyper-modern libraries with spectacular meeting rooms and the latest integrated, interactive technology A role model of what a knowledge and entertainment centre should look like in 2015.

The project is a collaboration between the municipal library, Public Interiors in Norway and Danish company Redia. The innovative interior was designed by Lykke Bøning Jørgin, interior designer at Lammhults Biblioteksdesign.

Elisabeth Bergstrøm is the library manager and has been involved in the emergence of the new arts centre and library.

“When Kongsberg’s new library was going to be furnished, we employees were keen to be involved ourselves in having a say and choosing solutions in close dialogue with the interior designer. We were able to do that and the result was a good partnership that has given us functional premises that we enjoy working in day to day. We are particularly pleased with the children’s department and the way its furniture and colours attract adults and children alike. Having somewhere the adults can sit in comfort is important so that the children get enough time for their visit to the library.”