Kjetil Thorsen (Snøhetta)

Kultureflash #140, 19th October 2005

Another chance to catch Kjetil Thorsen of architects Snøhetta revealing how such a relatively tiny Norwegian practice has achieved such global success. The firm came to international prominence over a decade ago when they won the commission to create the new library at Alexandria (a Herculean task if you pardon our mixing of myths) and more recently their carefully integrated Norwegian Embassy, Berlin. Competition wins for the forthcoming New York WTC Cultural Centre and Oslo Opera House have set the scene for their most ambitious location to date: Margate. Surprisingly, this formerly-fading Kentish seaside town is about to become the recipient of an extraordinarily radical design with its new Turner Contemporary — imagine a giant pebble that’s landed on its edge in the sea.

NB: on 01/11 catch Jan Kaplicky as he presents a personal selection of projects, inspirations, ideas and imagery from the beginning of his career to the present day work of Future Systems.

Link to original item: http://www.kultureflash.net/archive/140/default.htm#event3115

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