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Snøhetta expands the 1960s Lillehammer Art Museum with additional gallery space and theaters

The firm first extended the museum 22 years ago

A rippled polished-steel facade clads a cube that cantilevers over a glazed structure.
The polished-steel facade was designed by the late artist Bård Breivik.
Photos by Mark Syke via Dezeen

Global architecture firm Snøhetta has had a very busy 2016. Not only did its impressive extension of SFMOMA and a visitor center for France’s ancient caves open earlier this year, an extension and partial renovation of the Lillehammer Art Museum and Cinema in Norway is now complete.

This is not the first addition that the the Oslo- and New York-based practice created for the museum. In fact, Snøhetta designed one 22 years ago for the building that Norwegian architect Erling Viksjø built during the 1960s.

Now, a cantilevering box whose facade resembles an ice cube but is actually polished steel and was designed by the late Norwegian artist Bård Breivik, sits atop a glazed workshop for children, making room for additional gallery space that holds the work of the late Lillehammer-based artist Jakob Weidemann.

The firm also completed two new theaters in the cinema, one that has been integrated into the existing structure, and another that’s found below ground. For a closer look, head to Dezeen.

Via: Dezeen