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Snøhetta is an architecture, landscape architecture, interior design and brand design office based in Oslo and New York City with studios all over the world. The award-winning architecture firm began as a collaborative architectural and landscape workshop, and has remained true to its trans-disciplinary way of thinking since its inception.


Snøhetta strives to enhance our sense of place, identity and relationship to others and the physical spaces we inhabit, whether feral or human-made. Museums, markets, reindeer observatories, landscapes and dollhouses get the same care and attention to purpose.


Due to that attitude, Snøhetta has received the World Architecture Award for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Oslo Opera House, and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina. One of their most recent projects was the redesign of the Times Square in New York City. Over the course of six years, the architecture firm transformed the square from a traffic nightmare into a safe and liveable public space.


At Forward 2018 we’re joined by Jette Hopp, who works as a Project Director and Senior Architect for Snøhetta. Since 2005 Jette is part of an interdisciplinary team at Snøhetta and works alongside graphic designers, architects, artists and researchers. She is in charge of various sustainable projects like the zero-emission building Powerhouse One in Trondheim. Jette Hoop’s lecture will explore the value of architecture in creating communities.