The Buen Cultural Center Bridge is Built in Response to its Surroundings

 - Jul 10, 2014
References: 3xn & designboom
The Buen Cultural Center bridge by 3XN was built to connect this cultural building with the main section of a city in Norway. The architects used a light, white-washed look that's meant to reflect the nature of the city and exude a relaxing aesthetic.

Lit up at night, the bridge and cultural center together look stunning. Again, the white hue makes it appear smooth and unimposing, blending well with the surroundings. According to DesignBoom, "the curved link features two clearly defined pockets of space, which invite people to pause and relax within the picturesque environment, envisioned as a social meeting point."

3XN aimed to make a bridge that encouraged contemplation as well as serving as a functioning pathway to the cultural center, which is exactly what the team achieved in the end. Photo Credits: designboom, 3xn