Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Snøhetta Exhibition in Oslo

The Oslo/New York firm of Snøhetta is currently exhibiting there work at the National Museum for Art and Architecture in Oslo. Click the above image or the link below to view dozens of photos from the exhibit.

Text from the Exhibit.

Snøhetta's international recognition is unique in a Norwegian context. They have achieved this by winning two open, international competitions with hundreds of participants from all over the world, and by following through with completing these projects marvelously; The new Bibliotheca Alexandrina and The Oslo Opera House.

Snøhetta AS was established 20 years ago, when five young architects (three Norwegians, one Austrian and one American) won the prestigious competition to design a new library in Alexandria. As of 2009 the firm has a staff of 120 from several different nations, offices in Oslo and New York, and buildings in different phases of planning and construction on several continents.

The span in Snøhetta's producion is vast. Finished projects cover everything from restaurant interiors and court yard landscapes to museums and The Oslo Opera House. Of current projects, the research project Glitne conveys environmentally friendly, competitive architecture, and the utopian, gigantic Ras Al Khaimah Project in United Arab Emirates speaks volumes about versatility.

Curator: Eva Madshus

Also check out the video below of the presentation that Snøhetta gave of the New Opera House in Oslo.

Tarald Lundevall & Kjetil Thorsen present New Opera House, Oslo from The Architecture Foundation on Vimeo.

Via: Musabi Diary & Dezain

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