Since 2011, Snøhetta has been working with the International Museum of Children’s Art on a feasibility study, as well as an accompanying movie project and specifications for an expansion of the museum, learning about the museum’s history and future needs.
The museum is currently located in an old villa at Frøen in Oslo. The museum is perceived as not having the adequate conditions for conveying the art treasures it holds. Together with Snøhetta, the museum is therefore looking at ways to possibly relocate and expand the museum, making room for more exhibition space, activity rooms, a workshop and storage space.
To learn more about the project, see the video to the left. More about the museum: http://www.barnekunst.no/en/
According to the Kumulipo, a native Hawaiian creation chant, life begins with ‘āko‘ako‘a, a single coral polyp which over time creates the land and all life that inhabits it. As a diverse collective of individuals growing over many generations, the notion of coral parallels the ambitions of the Presidential Center to become catalyst of thought, action, and community.
Snøhetta is one of six teams selected for a parallel assignment to develop the new Government Quarter in Oslo. The project is an open idea development process to be finalized spring 2015.
Two of our most recently completed buildings, Väven and Plus House Larvik, are nominated for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2015!
About the award: “The European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award is granted every two years to acknowledge and reward quality architectural production in Europe. In this way, the Award draws attention to the major contribution by European professionals to the development of new ideas and technologies. At the same time, it offers both individuals and public institutions an opportunity to reach a clearer understanding of the cultural role of architecture in the construction of our cities. Furthermore, the Award sets out to foster architecture in two significant ways: by stimulating greater circulation of professional architects throughout the entire European Union in response to transnational commissions and by supporting young architects as they set off on their careers.”
On Friday November 28, Snøhetta and White’s cultural building Väven received the Kasper Salin Prize. The prize is annually given by the Swedish Association of Architects to a building of high architectural quality.
Read the jury’s decision here: https://www.arkitekt.se/kasper-salin-priset-2014/