Snøhetta (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈsnøːˌhɛtɑ]) began as a collaborative architectural and landscape workshop, and has remained true to its trans-disciplinary way of thinking since its inception.
Our work strives to enhance our sense of surroundings, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made. Museums, products, reindeer observatories, graphics, landscapes and dollhouses get the same care and attention to purpose.
Today, Snøhetta has grown to become an internationally renowned practice of architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture, product, graphic, digital design and art, with 280 employees of more than thirty different nationalities, and an equal gender distribution.
Our practice has a global presence, with offices spanning from Oslo, Paris, and Innsbruck, to New York, Hong Kong, Adelaide and San Francisco.
For more than 30 years, Snøhetta has designed some of the world’s most notable public and cultural projects. Snøhetta kick-started its career in 1989 with the competition-winning entry for the new library of Alexandria, Egypt. This was later followed by the commission for the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo, and the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center in New York City, among many others.
Since its inception, the practice has maintained its original transdisciplinary approach, and integrates architectural, landscape, interior, product, graphic, digital design and art across its projects. The collaborative nature between Snøhetta's different disciplines is an essential driving force of the practice.
A definite relationship between multiple disciplines is a driving force in all of Snøhetta’s work. This is demonstrated through the company’s long history, where landscape and architecture work together without division, from the earliest stage possible.
We place experience at the center of our design process, for a design that engages the senses and physicality of the body while fostering social interaction. This allows our design to promote both individual and collective empowerment in the communities where work.
Snøhetta is currently involved in numerous projects in Europe, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Working globally gives each designer valuable cultural and economic insight and creates the foundation of Snøhetta’s continuously evolving professional knowledge base.
Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Mies van der Rohe Award
World Architecture Festival, Display
AIA/ALA Library Building Award
MIPIM Award, Best Future Project
WAN Sustainable Building 2015 Award
WIN Interior Practice of the Year
Red Dot Award, Communication Design
Wall Street Journal's Innovator of the Year Award
Award for Design Excellence 2016, DOGA
AIA/ALA Library Building Award
World Architecture Award, Best Cultural Building
European Prize for Public Space
Global Award for Sustainable Architecture
Marble Architectural Awards (MAA) 2010
International Architecture Awards, Chicago Athenaeum
Fiatech CETI Award, Intelligent & Automated Construction Site Category
Maurio Pani Award
Global Trade Award
Canadian Architects Award of Excellence
Archdaily Building of the Year
Gullblyanten, Gold for Visual Identity
Houens Fond Diploma
WAN Transport Award
AIA Ohio Honor Award
AIA New York: Citation for Design
Achieved Landmark Status for Historic Preservaton
Honor Award: Toledo Chapter for AIA Design Awards
Aberdeen Civil Society Award
NYC Public Design Commission, Design Excellence
Sir Walter Raleigh Award
AIA Dallas Honor Award
Action Maverick Award
Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL)
IIDA/ALA Library Design Awards: Best in Category
Kasper Salin Prize 2014, Swedish Association of Architects
Byråprofil: Best Design Agency of the Year
Grafill: Most Beautiful Book of the Year
Visuelt: Gold Reports, catalogs, brochures
D&AD Wood Pencil
Design Excellence Award, Ontario Association of Architects
Best Interior, Designers Saturday
Award for Design Excellence 2015, DOGA
AIA New York Honor Award
ULI New York Excellence in Institutional Development