Project scope: First Prize Invited Competition: full design services
Completed; 1993
Client: Lillehammer Winter Olympic Committee
Size: 27,000 sq. ft.
Budget: $ 7 million
Christoph Kapeller as founding partner of
Snøhetta and project designer from 1990-1992

The Lillehammer Olympic Art Museum is an addition to an existing art museum from the 1960s and was built in order to extend the realm of the Olympics into the cultural activities of the region. The street facade and the facade facing the public park are designed in traditional timber slats that create soft undulating forms. A museum garden separates the existing museum from the addition containing a waterfall and an outdoor sculpture garden. The museum was widely featured in the press during and after the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics.