Formed in 1989, Snøhetta is an award-winning international architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture and graphic design firm based in Oslo, Norway and New York City. As of 2012, the firm, which is named after one of Norway`s highest mountain peaks, has approximately 120 staff members working on projects in Europe, Asia, the Arab Region, the United States and Canada. The practice is centered on a transdisciplinary approach where multiple professions work together to explore differing perspectives on the conditions for each project. A respect for diverse backgrounds and cultures is a key feature of the practice; reflecting this value, Snøhetta is composed of designers and professionals from around the world.
Snøhetta has developed a reputation for maintaining a strong relationship between landscape and architecture in all of its projects. The site and context of each project is considered unique and provides a strong point of departure for the design. Current projects include amongst others the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center site, New York; the Wolfe Center for the Arts at Bowling Green State University, Ohio; the expansion of Ordrupgaard Museum in Denmark; the Mutrah Fish Market in Muscat, Oman; the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; construction of the public spaces in and around New York City’s Times Square, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on the expansion of the acclaimed museum.
In 2004 the company received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and in 2009 it was honored with the Mies van der Rohe Award. The World Architecture Award, best Cultural Building 2009, and European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2010, both for the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet.
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