Changing Conditions
Exhibition at the House of Architecture Graz


Interior Architecture


Ever since its foundation, Snøhetta has been proving that architecture can make a significant contribution to the fields of social and ecological sustainability. The exhibition “Changing Conditions” at HDA Graz presented some of Snøhetta's endeavours to create a more sustainable future. It used individual projects to outline our approach to design and traces the changing framework conditions in which the buildings were created. The same time, the wide range of current challenges was reflected in the featured buildings and projects that make up our diverse oeuvre.

Technical details

Graz, Austria
Exhibition venue

Haus der Architektur Graz (House of Architecture Graz)


Fundermax, Tschetschonig, Erlacher, Laufen, Sedus, the Norwegian Embassy in Vienna

Photos by Thomas Raggam

Very different scales were presented – from object and product design to architecture and urbanism – which prove that high quality architecture and issues of sustainability do not represent a contradiction but that precisely this combination makes the projects effective in their design. In addition to realized buildings, projects currently in the planning stage could also be seen in the form of models, plans, drawings, visualizations, material samples and videos.

The exhibition included – amongst others – the following projects: the timber building for ASI Reisen in Natters near Innsbruck; the Powerhouse Telemark in Norway as an example of the powerhouse projects that produce more energy than they consume in their life cycle; the Tungestølen mountain cabins in Norway; the naturally ventilated multi-storey building Gullhaug Torg in Oslo; the design for an extension to the University of Klagenfurt; the conversion of a former tobacco factory in Verona; the new Zumtobel Light Forum in an old factory building in Dornbirn, the mixed orchard in Wattens; the underwater restaurant Under in Norway that also functions as an artificial reef; the master plan for the Budapest South Gate area as well as products made of recycled materials, such as the S-1500 chair and glass tiles made from the glass of microwave doors, or acoustic panels made from mycelium.