Snøhetta is an architecture and design firm consisting of architects, landscape architects, interior architects, product designers, graphic designers, researchers and artists. The firm has offices in Oslo, New York, Innsbruck, Paris, Stockholm, Adelaide, Hong Kong and San Francisco.
For 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 in Oslo, and the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center in New York City, among many others. Recently completed works include Calgary's new Central Library in Canada, the Lascaux IV Caves Museum in Montignac, France, the expansion to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Europe’s first underwater restaurant, Under, in Lindesnes, Norway and the design for Norway’s new banknotes.
Since its inception, the practice has maintained a trans-disciplinary approach, integrating architecture, landscape and design in its projects. At the heart of all of Snøhetta's work is a commitment to shaping the built environment both in the service of humanism and the longevity of our planet.