Snøhetta wants design to be alive. Whether it is on paper or in wood or water, it is alive, diverse and difficult to capture.
Starting 18 June, an exhibition at The Danish Architecture Centre, titled 'Snøhetta - World Architecture' will center on how human nature interacts with a range of conditions - cultural, social, economic and environmental - in the world around us and how this thinking drives Snøhetta’s work.
Most people are familiar with the Opera House in Oslo, but Snøhetta is worth getting to know for many other reasons. The exhibition is an opportunity to meet the talented people, see the crazy projects and experience the alternative thinking that have gained the international architecture firm worldwide fame and acclaim.
They won everyone’s hearts with the Opera House in Oslo and since then, Snøhetta has been one of most prominent architecture firms. But what is it that sets them apart from other architects? According to Snøhetta themselves, the difference is that they often find their inspiration in the landscape and emphasis social aspects. But how is this transformed into beautiful and innovative architecture? At the exhibition, visitors can venture into their work space and experience the creative processes and the people who conceive the projects.
“The background for this exhibition is quite simple: Snøhetta is one of the best architecture firms in the world right now. We witness this in their incredible architecture and in the special energy and atmosphere that characterize their office. We are therefore very excited to invite visitors into Snøhetta’s world for a rather intimate encounter with the people and the unique, human, generous, inclusive approach that results in such fantastic work. We hope that visitors will become part of the ‘office’, ask Snøhetta questions and offer ideas and input.” - Martin Winther, Head of Communication, Danish Architecture Centre
Step into Snøhetta’s Copenhagen office
In the exhibition ‘World Architecture Snøhetta’, visitors have the opportunity to step into Snøhetta’s office – their workshop and universe. Who are they? How do they work? What projects have they created? And what kind of architecture firm is responsible for both the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York and Norway’s new banknotes? Just like their office in Oslo, the exhibition is characterized by the Norwegian landscape, by Snøhetta’s connection to art and culture and by their particular love for craftsmanship traditions as well as the new material possibilities brought about by modern technology. The core of the exhibition is a sensory workshop where visitors can touch, smell, see and hear how the many projects develop from concept to concrete work. In photos and films, visitors are met by the Snøhettas who guide, involve and explain. As something entirely unique, visitors will have the opportunity to step into a virtual model and experience what architects are capable of without the help of technology – namely seeing the physical space on its own.
“Architecture and design are in general exhibited by different means of representation. Our immediate and intimate experiences of buildings, landscapes and spaces may only become tangible when all our senses are at work. This, most likely, can only happen in a direct dialogue between us and reality. Together with the Danish Architecture Centre we believe to have found a concept that reveals the dependencies of two vital ingredients to the act of creation, people and processes, which inevitably lead to a result, our projects. We are proud to present the relationships between people, processes and our projects in an exhibition format.” – Snøhetta
TitleSNØHETTA - WORLD ARCHITECTURE
FromJune 19, 2015 08:00 AM
UntilSeptember 27, 2015 05:00 PM
VenueDanish Architecture Centre
AddressStrandgade 27B DK 1401 Copenhagen