SNØHETTA values human interaction. All of our work strives to enhance our sense of place, our relationship to others and to the physical spaces we inhabit. The interplay between landscape and architecture propels our design process, and is supported by our conviction in a transdisciplinary approach from the earliest stages of design. SNOHETTA began in 1989 with the competition-winning entry for the new library of Alexandria, Egypt. This was followed by the commission for the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, the National September 11th Memorial Museum Pavilion at the World Trade Center, the Redesign of Times Square in New York City, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Expansion.
SNOHETTA’S design for the New Presidio Parklands Project draws connections across the site through a series of arcs and strands arising from Presidio’s natural and cultural systems. Our proposal provides opportunities for the impact of these dynamic systems to become legible over time; reframing views out to the bay and into the uplands and creating new experiences for visitors and inhabitants alike.