Tuesday, June 22, 2010

School of Architecture Hosts International Design Exhibit: SNOHETTA

Reprinted from the Built Heritage News

SNØHETTA, architecture landscapes interiors

Exclusive Canadian venue for the North American tour (Canada, United States, Mexico)


Cambridge Galleries Design at Riverside University of Waterloo, School of Architecture


June 17 - August 14, 2010 - Opening Reception: Thursday June 17,


7 pm



The exhibition will be officially opened by Her Excellency, Ms. Else Berit Eikeland, Norwegian Ambassador to Canada and will be attended by Craig Dykers, SNØHETTA founding partner, and Eva Madshus, Senior Curator, National Museum, Oslo.

Complimentary Bus return from Toronto (seating is limited) RSVP: 519.621.0460 X127

Departing outside 401 Richmond Street promptly at 5 pm, returning at 9:30 pm from Cambridge.

SNØHETTA architecture – landscapes – interiors. An innovative inter-disciplinary, 20 year retrospective of the work of Norway’s renowned architecture phenom.

The exhibition features 11 of SNØHETTA’s significant projects via film, computer animation, photographs, drawings, architectural models, texts and an interactive multi-touch table.

Craig Dykers Lecture - Thursday July 15th at 6:30 pm
Admission is free, everyone is welcome.

Cambridge Galleries Design at Riverside and the University of Waterloo School of Architecture present Snøhetta Senior Partner and Director Craig Dykers.
University of Waterloo School of Architecture, 7 Melville Street South, Cambridge.

The full colour monograph, SNØHETTA WORKS accompanies the exhibition and will be available for sale at the gallery.

International Commissions of Note
Biblioteca Alexandrina, Egypt
The Opera House, Norway
Ras Al-Khaimah Gateway Project, Dubai
King Abdulaziz Centre for Knowledge and Culture, Saudi Arabia
Tubaloon – Kongsberg Jazz Festival Band Shelter, Norway
Student Learning Centre, Ryerson University, Canada

SNØHETTA Background
Snøhetta AS was established in 1989, when five young architects (three Norwegians, one Austrian and one American) won a prestigious competition to design the new library in Alexandria, Egypt. Twenty years later the firm now has a staff of 120 many of whom are international citizens. The firm has offices in Oslo and New York, and various project sites on several continents. SNØHETTA is currently run by two of its founders, Craig Dykers (New York office) and Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (Oslo office), together with four other partners: Ole Gustavsen, Robert Greenwood, Tarald Lundevall and Jenny B. Osuldsen.

The scope of SNØHETTA’s activities is broad. Finished projects range from restaurant interiors, courtyard landscapes, public art commissions, to museums and the Opera House in Oslo which was awarded the 2009 Mies van der Rohe Award-the European Union Prize for contemporary architecture.

One of the main characteristics of Snøhetta’s work is the importance attached to context and landscape, and to achieving harmony between buildings and their surroundings. Close collaboration with artists has been of crucial importance in most of the firm’s projects. SNØHETTA strives to produce designs that are eco-friendly, sustainable and of high quality.

SNØHETTA, architecture – landscapes – interiors
Exhibition design and production
Curator: Eva Madshus (Senior Curator, the National Museum)
Exhibition design: Askim/Lantto Arkitekter, the National Museum
and SNØHETTA Graphic design: Bleed
Multi-touch installation: One Communication


7 Melville Street South
Cambridge, ON
N1S 2K6

Tuesday to Thursday: 12 - 8 pm, Friday: 12 - 5 pm, Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
(Closed Sundays during the summer from Victoria Day weekend through Labour Day weekend)

Esther E. Shipman
Architecture and Design Curator,
Design at Riverside
519.621.0460 ext. 150

Katrina Jennifer Bedford
519.621.0460 ext. 119

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