The Svart Hotel in Norway is Designed to Be Energy-Positive

 - Feb 13, 2018
References: snohetta & dezeen
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