Snøhetta is an internationally operating architecture and brand design firm consisting of architects, landscape architects, interior architects, graphic designers, researchers and artists.
Founded in 1989, Snøhetta’s first commission in the same year was a cultural building garnered from an international competition. The reimagining of the great Alexandria Library in Egypt was the office’s seminal work and was followed a decade later by the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, another international competition whose completion also received numerous prestigious international awards.
Since 1989, Snøhetta has established itself as a world famous practice of urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, interior architecture and brand design. Operating in 7 cities in 6 countries, the practice currently employs over 180 staff members of 30 different nationalities.
In 2004 the company received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, and in 2009 it was honoured with the Mies van der Rohe Award. The World Architecture Award, best Cultural Building 2009, and European Prize for Urban Public Space in 2010 were received for the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet.
In 2011 Snøhetta received the Gold Award for Visual Identity for the new brand identity of DNB. In the same year the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Pavilion was awarded the World Architecture Festival Award as well as the ArchDaily award for Building of the Year 2011. In 2015 the Plus House Larvik obtained the WAN Sustainable Buildings Award.
Robert Greenwood MNAL, Partner & Managing Director at Snøhetta Educated in the UK, Robert joined Snøhetta in 1993 to play a central role in the design and construction of the Alexandra Library in Egypt. In 2006 he became a Partner and Design Director at Snøhetta and from 2011 he has been Managing Director for Snøhetta, with responsibility for international projects. Currently these include the Opera houses in Shanghai and Busan, the Qasr al Hokum metro station in Riyadh, the Head Quarters for the Banque Libano Francaise in Beirut and the King Abdullaziz Centre for World Culture in Dhahran.
Robert is active in Architectural Education, teaching at the schools in Norway, and holding numerous lectures and courses around the world.
DOMA INITIATIVES is a non-profit programme that aims to promote excellence in architecture and design. Programmes will include lectures and workshops by internationally renowned and established architects who will talk about their work for the benefit of our local architectural and design community. These programmes will also be targetted towards local governing authorities and members of the public.
Our first lecture to launch this programme will be by Robert Greenwood of Snøhetta; based in Oslo, Norway. Snøhetta has received multiple international awards including the World Architecture Award and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for their Bibliotheca Alexandrina. Other notable projects include the award-winning Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, and the transformation of Times Square in New York
The lecture will be held on Saturday 16th December 2017 at 11am at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.