Last edited 22 Dec 2016

Lillehammer Art Museum and Cinema

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In December 2016, architectural practice Snøhetta completed their extension of the Lillehammer Art Museum and Cinema in Norway.

The striking extension is formed by a cantilevered cube covered in a layer of crinkled and polished stainless steel. It was designed by the late Norwegian artist Bard Breivik in response to the idea of art hovering above a transparent base.

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The new extension adjoins a previous extension created by Snøhetta in the 1990s and provides further gallery space as well as two new cinema theatres.

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According to Snøhetta, "The gallery's striking metallic wrapping reflects the surrounding context and changes its appearance with the light.”

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Images and content courtesy of Snøhetta.

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