Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced the selection of the design team for the Riverwalk portion of the Willamette Falls Legacy Project today, ushering in the next step in the redevelopment of a significant landmark site near the country’s second largest waterfall. The team of Mayer/Reed, Snøhetta and DIALOG were chosen after an extensive national proposal process conducted this spring, and will begin work this summer on the schematic design of the Riverwalk. When completed, the project will open Willamette Falls to the public for the first time in over 100 years.
Snøhetta’s Mattias Frodlund will be speaking at the European Design Council’s ED-Conference in Istanbul tomorrow, Saturday May 23. Make sure you don’t miss it if you’re in Istanbul tomorrow! More information at: http://www.europeandesign.org/ed-festival/2015-istanbul/ed-conference-2015/
Go behind the scenes with the SF office as they design, build and install RELAX, an urban green rocking chair at the Market Street Prototyping Festival in San Francisco!
May 19th, 6:30pm, Cooper Union
Creating spaces intended to serve many different communities at once is a tall order; hear from the people working on some of the most heavily used destinations in the city about how they’re tackling the challenge. With panelists Claire Fellman, director, Snøhetta; Regina Myer, president, Brooklyn Bridge Park; Tim Tompkins, president, Times Square Alliance; and Matt Urbanski, principal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc
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Swarovski Kristallwelten, one of Austria’s most popular attractions, re-opens today after an extensive expansion. Snøhetta is one of three architects who have contributed to the expansion, contributing with a playtower and adjacent playground, a shop entrance, and a café and restaurant area.