Çanakkale, a city of unique urban heritage, is situated on the northwestern coast of Turkey along the Aegean Sea and Dardanelles. The new antenna tower to be designed will be located at the southern outskirt of Çanakkale and will broadcast to the surrounding cities. The site for the proposed tower is on the top of a hill -and within a national forest- providing stunning views of the Dardanelles. Snøhetta is one of the 8 teams to be considered for the design of the new structure.
More information about the competition is available here
Today, the Calgary Public Library announced the winner of the design competition for the city's new central library. The 600,000 book library will become Snøhetta's most recent library project, joining the Alexandria Library in Egypt, the James B. Hunt Library at North Carolina State University, the Ryerson Student Learning Centre in Toronto, among several others in our work for innovative, collaborative and social learning spaces.
More information about the Calgary Public Library's ambitious plans here.
The Swedish Royal Court announced today that Snøhetta founder Kjetil Trædal Thorsen is awarded the Prince Eugen-Medal.
More information available on Swedish Royal Court.
The new Moss Arts Center seeks to blur the threshold between the campus and downtown, attracting local residents and the University community to engage in the arts, and provide the students with the tools to experiment and innovate.
The new 1,280-seat theatre will open with an inaugural performance by Philip Glass this evening. The building also provides the students will access to advanced technology production facilities, editing bays, and fabrication, sound, and lighting studios. In addition to the main stage, the Center houses a creative performance laboratory known as the Cube, galleries, a Multimedia Studio, classrooms and administrative offices.
Snøhetta also designed the building's surrounding landscape. The outdoor spaces provide areas for impromptu or planned performances in the natural amphitheater, the planted mounds, or at the outdoor stage near the building’s entry.
We've launched the redesigned Snohetta.com, designed by Snøhetta’s graphic design and branding team, in collaboration with the interaction designers and coders at Kodebyraaet.
The improved user experience gives insight into Snøhetta’s working process, prototyping methods, studio space, and our unique philosophy of transpositioning, a self-defined methodology in which different disciplines exchange roles in order to explore differing perspectives without prejudice of convention.