Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema

Snøhetta designs second expansion to Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema




Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke

The site consisted of two separate institutions, Lillehammer Cinema and Lillehammer Art Museum.

Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke

The two institutions were originally established in the same building by Erling Viksjø from 1964 – an excellent representation of the architectural style of its time.

Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke

The second building is Snøhetta’s extension of the museum from 1994 – an independent and strong building to bridge between the 1960s and the current architectural language.

Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke

A third independent element is added as part of the museum above ground. Weidemannsalen is the new exhibition hall which houses works of the Lillehammer-based artist Jakob Weidemann (1923-2001).

Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke

The hall cantilever over a glass box designed as a workshop for kids and youth. In addititon the cinema has got two new auditoriums.

Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke

One is integrated in the existing building structure and the other below ground between the two earlier buildings.

Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Snøhetta & Ketil Jacobsen

The entrance facade is renewed more in style with the original building and bring to front a wall with integrated art by Odd Tandberg. The circulation areas are refurbished.

Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke

The buildings of Snøhetta and Erling Viksjø has the integration of art in the building as an important common feature.

Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Snøhetta & Ketil Jacobsen

When the Snøhetta building from 1994 was designed, the Sculptural Park by Bård Breivik was an important element in the design that brought together these two volumes.

Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke

The facade of the Weidemann art gallery is created by the same artist. This cooperation betwen art and architecture gives the latest building a unique expression. Source by Snøhetta .

Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke
  • Location: Lillehammer, Norway
  • Architects: Snøhetta
  • Client: Lillehammer municipality
  • Area:1,700 m2
  • Year: 2016
  • Status: Ongoing
  • Photographs: Mark Syke, Snøhetta & Ketil Jacobsen, Courtesy of Snøhetta
Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke
Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke
Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke
Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke
Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Snøhetta & Ketil Jacobsen
Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Snøhetta & Ketil Jacobsen
Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
Photo © Mark Syke
Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
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Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema
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