Architecture - Landscape - Interior (Snøhetta)
Museum of Finnish Architecture
On view: November 10, 2012 - November 25, 2012
Snøhetta fosters a strong connection between the architecture and landscape, each site providing a unique opportunity and point of departure for the overall design.
Snøhetta's work ethic is grounded in Norwegian democratic
traditions, embracing a belief in equality between team members.
Each project is carried out as a collaborative effort from start to
finish, with input from all parties from the client to the
The exhibition is presented in several sections showcasing the firm and its work in videos, computer animations, 3D models, photographs, drawings and texts.
Five sections are devoted to five key projects: the National September 11 Memorial Museum, the King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture, the Ras Al-Khaimah Gateway Development, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, all presented with accompanying scale models.
The highlight of the exhibition is a touch-screen display
providing fingertip access to data on 100 of Snøhetta's projects.
Videos: Accompanying videos are screened in the small exhibition
hall:The Desert Castle tells the story of the Ras Al-Khaimah
Gateway and Building a Legend provides an introduction to the
Next year will see the completion of the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center site in New York, the Times Square reconstruction project, NYC, the Mutrah Fish Market and Wadi Bridge in Muscat, Oman, and Maggie's Cancer Visitor Center, Aberdeen, Scotland. The King Abdulaziz Centre for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia will be completed in 2015 and the SFMOMA extension in San Francisco in 2016.
Snøhetta, founded in Oslo in 1989, is a Norwegian
architecture, landscape architecture and interior design office
ranking among the top twenty most acclaimed architectural design
firms in the world. With two offices, one based in Oslo and the
other in New York, the firm employs a multidisciplinary team of
architects, landscape architects, interior architects and
industrial designers. They also work in close collaboration with an
external team of artists and engineers.
The exhibition was produced by the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in close cooperation with Snøhetta.
Last updated: December 10, 2012