Shooting Star: Snøhetta Wraps its Extension to the Lillehammer Art Museum in a Rippling Silver Skin

Continuing its longstanding contribution to the development of Norway's cultural identity, Snøhetta has completed a second expansion to the Lillehammer Art Museum and Cinema. The project sought to add additional programmatic space while simultaneously drawing out deeper connections between the buildings on the site, as well as the museum's relationship to the landscape. The firm took great care to formally echo the work of the Norwegian artists like Jakob Weidemann and Odd Tandberg, whose work is highlighted at the museum. The most striking development of the museum's new expansion is the second floor gallery, dedicated to Weidemann, which is wrapped in a façade of rippling stainless steel, that reflects and abstracts the surrounding landscape. This façade treatment also adds to the material dynamism of the textured timber and pebbled façades of the existing Art Museum and Cinema. Read more from Snøhetta about their extensive expansion of the Lillehammer museum: "22 years after completing the first expansion to the Lillehammer Art Museum, Snøhetta is honored to expand the project yet again, creating a holistic expression for both the art museum and the adjacent cinema. Integration of art plays a central role in all ...
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