Snøhetta and Kjetil Trædal Thorsen guests of The Architects Series



Iris Ceramica Group, The Architects Series,

For its 26th episode, The Architects Series, the exhibition format curated by The Plan magazine for the Iris Ceramica Group, is enriched by the contribution of new important international guests. Architect Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, co-founder of Snøhetta, will hold a live streamed lecture from the Iris Ceramica Group's Milan Flagship Store to describe the studio's design approach and present to the public some of the studio's most important projects.

Snøhetta and Kjetil Trædal Thorsen guests of The Architects Series

On November 10, Snøhetta will virtually open the doors of its offices to offer the public a behind the scenes look at an important international architectural firm where, for over thirty years, some of the most important public and cultural buildings in the world have been designed. The studio founded in Oslo in 1989 by Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Craig Dykers is, in fact, the protagonist of the 26th episode of The Architects Series, the exhibition format curated by the Plan magazine for the Iris Ceramica Group. Co-founder and architect Kjetil Trædal Thorsen will be presenting some of the most important projects completed by the studio in over thirty years of activity from the Iris Ceramica Group’s Milan Flagship Store, in a live streamed lecture entitled "Continuous State of Reinvention".
Born as an architecture and landscape collective, Snøhetta established itself on the international stage with the winning project of the competition for the new library in Alexandria, Egypt. That iconic project was soon followed by others which, over the years, have became important elements of urban skylines or landmarks in their respective cities including the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo or the href="https://www.floornature.com/snohetta-national-september-11-memorial-museum-pavilion-new-york-usa-9544/" target="_blank">National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Centre in New York.

Since it was originally founded, the studio has always been faithful to a vision of architecture and design as activities that can and must contribute to and improve society and the reference environment. A mission closely tied to a multidisciplinary approach to the project that includes architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, art, product design, graphics and digital design, simultaneously taking into account both local artisanal techniques and the most advanced digital technologies. Through its many offices in Oslo, New York, Innsbruck, Paris, Adelaide, Hong Kong and San Francisco the studio follows several international projects. Some of the most recent projects presented in the pages of Floornature include: the extension of the Ordrupgaard Art Museum in Denmark, the headquarter of the Le Monde Group in Paris, the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library in North Dakota, Under, the first underwater restaurant in Europe, Lascaux IV: the International Centre for Cave Art and Powerhouse Brattørkaia, the building that produces more energy than it consumes over its entire life cycle, including its construction and future demolition.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Images courtesy of Snøhetta & The Plan

Thursday, November 10, 2022
6:30 pm (CET) / 5:30 pm (UK GMT) / 12:30 pm (US EST) - Welcome and screening of The Architects Series – A documentary on: Snøhetta.
07:00 p.m (CET) . Lecture / Conference presented by Kjetil Trædal Thorsen

To participate in the webinar The Architects Series – A documentary on: Snøhetta, register via the following link.

The course has been submitted for approval by AIA CES (USA) and RIBA CPD (UK) for continuing education credits, and by CNACPP for accreditation of two CFPs (Italy only).

Captions and Credits

01 courtesy of The Plan
02-04 Snøhetta Powerhouse Brattørkaia photo by © Ivar Kvaal (02,04), Synlig.no (03-04)
05-07 Snøhetta Ordrupgaard Museum photo by © Laura Stamer
08-10 Snøhetta, Le Monde Group HQ photo by © Jared Chulski (08-09), Ludwig Favre (10)
11-13 Snøhetta Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library
14-16 Snøhetta Under, undersea restaurant photo by © André Martinsen (16), Ivar Kvaal (14), Inger Marie Grini/Bo Bedre Norge (15)
17-19 Snøhetta Lascaux IV © Boegly + Grazia photographers