Architecture firm Snøhetta reveals its sustainable structural plan for a hotel in Norway, tucked away in the Almlifjellet mountain within the Arctic Circle. The Svart Hotel is named after the nearby Svartisen glacier and is projected to have an energy-positive design, ultimately protecting the fragile arctic natural environment. Designed to produce more energy than it consumes, the hotel in Norway optimizes reusable energy techniques and strategically installed solar panels through its ring-shaped framework.
The main body of the Svart Hotel is held upright by V-shaped wooden poles. Building on the concept of a minimal footprint, the ring-shaped boardwalk can be used by guests for meditative strolls along the beautiful natural scenery, while the wooden structure effectively doubles up as a kayaking and boat storage space during the winter months.
Photo Credits: Snøhetta
The Svart Hotel in Norway is Designed to Be Energy-Positive
1. Energy-positive Design - The trend toward sustainable building emphasizes the creation of structures that produce more energy than they consume.
2. Minimal Footprint - The trend toward minimal footprint buildings emphasizes creative and efficient ways to optimize space while reducing waste.
3. Reusable Energy Techniques - The trend toward reusable energy techniques includes innovative ways to harness energy from solar, wind, and other natural sources.
1. Hospitality - The hospitality industry has an opportunity to invest in energy-efficient and sustainable hotels to appeal to eco-conscious travelers.
2. Architecture - The architecture industry has an opportunity to design energy-positive buildings using innovative techniques that protect the environment.
3. Renewable Energy - The renewable energy industry has an opportunity to create and implement new technologies and systems to increase the use of sustainable energy sources in buildings.