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James B. Hunt Jr. Library


Snøhetta is a collective enterprise that brings fresh thinking to a growing roster of commissions. It began as a loose association of young Norwegian architects and landscape designers, who collaborated with other fledgling talents in Los Angeles in 1989 to win the prestigious competition for the Alexandria Library in Egypt. They capped that achievement with the Oslo Opera House, which - like the Bilbao Guggenheim - has become a catalyst for the renewal of an industrial waterfront, as well as the city’s most versatile and popular gathering place. In 2004, Snøhetta opened an office in New York to supervise construction of the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at Ground Zero, and it was soon in demand for challenging assignments all over the United States. 

Recently, another Scandinavian firm - Copenhagen’s BIG - made a splashy...

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