A library with a train track running through it and another with a design meant to maximize natural light inside feature in the 2019 AIA/ALA Library Building Awards. Whether you're a bookworm or not, the awards offer an opportunity to check out high-projects by some top-tier architects.
Snøhetta has been selected to lead the design of the new Shanghai Grand Opera House in China. The building's design is influenced by an open fan and will feature an impressive spiraling staircase that offers public access to its rooftop.
The firm behind Europe's first underwater restaurant has shared designs for an energy-positive hotel in the Arctic Circle, the first of its kind. Snøhetta's sustainable Svart hotel takes advantage of its spectacular surroundings by hosting guests in a ring-shaped structure with panoramic views.