Lofoten Opera Hotel, Norway

Posted in Future on 11 December, 2015

Furthest west of Lofoten in Moskenes, will sit a 11,000-square-metre building that will include the Lofoten Opera Hotel. Imagined by architecture firm Snøhetta, the hotel will be located at the top end of the curved-body building. the low-rise structure will be placed on an outlying site in Slapen flanked by a mountain range. It will loop a central courtyard and offer spectacular views out across the sea to the south and west.

The concept links the contact between the sea and the tall, shielding mountains to the north and northwest. The form of the building creates an inner and outer space, and enhances the site’s inherent potential of an architectural expression.

“The main goal is in our opinion to find the development patterns and shapes that optimize the site’s potential with regard to functionality, architecture, and user experience. Snøhetta has developed the project by looking at a number of factors: the landscape’s limitations related to new construction, functional and technical aspects of access, infrastructure, ecology, and sustainability, as well as the connection to outdoor areas and existing buildings.” explains Snøhetta.

The completion date is yet to be announced as the status of the construction is ongoing.

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