The Architect Designing Temple’s New Library is Impressive

Architizer’s Matt Shaw has rounded up the three projects that have brought Norwegian architecture group Snøhetta significant acclaim this past year (click the links for images):

  • the Kasper Salin Prize-winning Väven project in Sweden (also nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Prize, “arguably the most prestigious in Europe”)
  • the proposed Obama Presidential Center in Honolulu (the plan includes an interactive visitor center)
  • their selection as one of six firms who will help design Oslo’s new government center (no competition here, all architects will have their plans included in the final design)

All this is worth noting since the group is collaborating with local firm Stantec to design Temple University’s latest development, which is expected to break ground at the end of this year.

(Hey, it’s better than that $100 million stadium Temple wants to build, right?)

• How Snøhetta Had the Best Month Ever [Architizer]