In the city of Decorah, Snøhetta was commissioned to enlarge the Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, which is focused on the people from the Nordic country who arrived in the United States in the 1820s. In collabor
The new roof, inspired by the gracefulness of a veil in the wind, connects the volumes on both sides of the cloister and oversails the ruins to shelter them from the weather. The inner courtyard had a residual role, but now it distributes the spaces
Drawing inspiration from the continuous elliptical movement of the stars, the new cultural sight of the city of Douai, in northern France, is located between the river Scarpe and the Arkéos archaeological museum. The composition of curved lines envel
In addition to promoting the practice of water activities and bringing different sports clubs into one building, the new facilities of a marina are meant to serve as a social hub for the locality.
“The non-building of the year.” That is how the grand dame of architectural criticism, Ada Louise Huxtable, dubbed the skyscraper – crowned like a piece of English furniture – that Philip Johnson raised in Midtown Manhattan in the 1980s, and which de
The Norwegian firm Snøhetta has been chosen to refurbish and enlarge the Natural History Museum of Lille in northern France, close to the Belgian border. The idea is to revitalize the 19th-century building through sustainable solutions while preservi
The project is the result of an international design competition to transform Harbourside into a new, iconic, and inviting destination at the heart of Sydney. The landmark site has a long, rich, and layered history, which provides a unique framework.
Surrounded by the Arkéos museum, the river Scarpe, a major road axis, and a small residential area, the new Planetarium and Observatory of Douaisis is designed to be a visual signal while keeping the natural aspect of the site. The dome of the planet
Situated near Jægersborg Deer Park, north of Copenhagen, Ordrupgaard houses Northern Europe’s most comprehensive collection of French and Danish art from the 19th and early 20th centuries. Originally built as a three-winged country mansion in the neo
In the peaceful ambience of the forests, only a short walking distance from two of Norway’s largest hospitals, Snøhetta has designed two secluded wooden shelters aspiring to make hospitalization easier for patients and their families. Designed for th
This addition to the renowned Treehotel hovers ten meters above the ground within the tree canopy, in the tall pine forest of Northern Sweden. The complex features another six tree rooms designed by Nordic architects. The 55-square meter (two bedroom
The international trekking and adventure travel company ASI Reisen sought to have its new space reflect the company’s working culture and commitment to offering sustainable experiences for travelers around the world. Inspired by a symbiosis between n
Developed for the Tyrolean crystal manufacturer, Swarovski Manufaktur is a progressive workshop for the 21st century, designed to facilitate innovative collaborations, inventive exchange, and fast implementation of ideas. The structure merges design,
On average, 330,000 people move through Times Square every day. Understanding the magnitude of these crowds and patterns of movement was fundamental to creating a new life for one of the most iconic public spaces in the world. The reconstruction radi
In 1995, with the opening of the new Mario Botta-designed building of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the museum led a profound transformation of the South of Market disctrict, a neighborhood which soon became the cultural hub of the
The Beijing Sub-Center Library celebrates a public space for learning, information exchange, and discussion. It aims to set the benchmark for future library design in many aspects – from building and enclosure technology, social and environmental sus
Located in the heart of Düsseldorf, this mixed-use development commissioned to the firm Snøhetta presents two towers containing offices, apartments, and a hotel, and includes a new opera house for the city. Named Duett Düsseldorf, the new cultural sp
Inspirado en la instalación portuaria construida en 1937 por el arquitecto Ketil Ugland para la ciudad noruega de Arendal, cerrada diez años después y posteriormente demolida, el proyecto de la firma Snøhetta es una reinterpretación de la antigua zon
The Central Campus Building, as it is called, is part of a masterplan – also drawn up by the Norwegian firm Snøhetta – to expand the research and engineering facilities of Ford Motor Company, at the multinational automaker’s headquarters in Dearborn.
In the year 1947, the Norwegian ethnologist Thor Heyerdahl went off to sea in a hand-built raft and sailed the almost 8,000 kilometers that separate the coasts of South America from the remote Polynesian islands. His mission was to demonstrate that a
The Norwegian firm Snøhetta – headed by Craig Dykers and Kjetil Traedal Thorsen – in collaboration with the French office SRA designed new headquarters for the Le Monde Group in Paris. The 23,000-square-meter building brings the media company’s 1,600
In 2014, Le Monde Group organized a competition to build its new headquarters in Paris, next to Charles de Gaulle bridge, and invited eight international offices to participate. The winning scheme – by the Oslo-based firm Snøhetta and the local team
On Christmas Day 2011, the original Tungestølen Tourist Cabin, which had served as an important destination for Jostedalen glacier hikers for more than a century, was completely devastated by the cyclone Dagmar that swept over Norway and neighboring
The difficult balance between professionalism, poetics, and sustainability defines the work of a practice in constant evolution like Snøhetta.
Snøhetta has not created a body of work, but works from the body and for the body. If the studio was founded with the mythical ascent to the mountain by that name, their work over more than three decades has been guided by a social and environmental
Founded in 1989 by four partners and now directed by Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Craig Dykers, Snøhetta is a Norwegian practice that employs almost 140 people in its two offices, in Oslo and New York. Efficient and poetic at the same time, the archite
In the presence of the king and queen of Spain and the feel of being at the threshold of turbulent times, the fourth congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad in collaboration with Arquitectura Viva brought a cast of leading archite
‘Change of Climate’ is the motto of the fourth international congress organized by the Fundación Arquitectura y Sociedad for 29 and 30 June, in Pamplona. The previous congresses focused on austerity, solidarity, and the necessary as tools with which
Desde su primera edición en 2000, la convocatoria de los pabellones de la Galería Serpentine constituye un singular escaparate mediático donde se funden el arte y la arquitectura.
A iniciativa del presidente Yahya Jammeh, autodenominado ‘dictador del desarrollo’, la nueva Universidad de Gambia agrupará las cuatro instituciones de educación superior actualmente en funcionamiento en el país. El proyecto, un conjunto de volúmenes