Located above the Arctic Circle, Kandalaksha is among the most northerly inhabited areas in the world, so the Dubldom shelter is more than a convenient amenity for the intrepid adventurers who visit the isolated Russian township. The prefab building serves as a sanctuary for trekkers who brave the cold in that northern region, and that's precisely why it was built in the first place.
Dubldom was awarded to the town of Kandalaksha after a competition in which participants were asked to justify why the building should be erected in their area. BIO-archtects, the studio behind the contest, was convinced of the worthiness of Kandalaksha. Not only will the building provide a respite in winter, but it can also serve as a popular stop during summer when the weather is more hospitable.
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