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The Snaefellsstofa Visitor Center Makes Use of Ice-Age Architecture

By: Jordan M - Published: • References: ark.is and archdaily
The Snaefellsstofa Visitor Center in Iceland's Vatnajokull National Park is a monumental piece of eco-architecture that evokes the look, feel and majesty of a glacier.

Set in Europe's largest natural park, the Snaefellsstofa Visitor Center includes exhibition and meeting areas, administration offices, a cafe, a shop and a library. Chief among its accomplishments, however, is the way it blends into the rugged yet beautiful landscape of the park without appearing ostentatious or distracting. Designed by ARKÍS Architects, the building is an unequivocally awe-inspiring design accomplishment.