Snøhetta is one of today’s most lauded and influential architecture companies. Their commitment to innovative design is second to none, and with each new project, they push the boundaries of what’s possible, shifting our perception of “reality,” and defining it for themselves. The firm’s most recent endeavor, the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library, is one such example.
Proposed as Snøhetta’s entry for the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Competition, this expansive project pays homage to the figure’s environmental stewardship, civic engagement, and introspective input. To mirror Roosevelt’s commitment to the world around him, the firm has decided to place the library in the fields of Medora, North Dakota, preserving the surrounding landscape through informed placement. On its exterior, a series of pathways and wood-laden trails provide the perfect escape for educational walks, leisure, and recreation. After learning about Roosevelt’s environmental pursuits at one of the library’s many pavilions, you’ll be able to head to the roof, where panoramic views of the Little Missouri River valley are plentiful. Like many of Snøhetta’s projects, the library will be built from renewable, locally-sourced materials, and will feature state-of-the-art energy systems for year-round accessibility. Head to the firm’s website for more information.