Circular hotel on a fjord in Norway will have breath-taking glacier views

The circular Svart hotel will project out over the Holandsfjorden fjord and afford sweeping 360-degree views of the remote Arctic terrain. Its shape and striking structural elements — like wooden stilts that lift the building out of the water — are inspired by traditional rorbue houses and fiskehjell, used by fishermen to dry fish. As a collaboration between the architecture firm Snøhetta, Arctic Adventure of Norway, and Powerhouse, Svart promises to be entirely sustainable and energy efficient. “Building in such a precious environment,” Snøhetta founding partner Kjetil Trædal Thorsen said, “comes with some clear obligations in terms of preserving the natural beauty and the fauna and flora of the site.” - Travel + Leisure -



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