Remarkable 'energy-positive' hotel planned for a remote corner of Norway
Floating above the crystal clear waters of Holandsfjord, at the foot of the mighty Svartisen glacier and offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountainscape, a striking new project in northern Norway aims to become one of the worldâs first âenergy-positiveâ hotels.
Generating more renewable energy than it will consume over a 60-year period (including construction and demolition), the Svart hotel will have a roof clad with solar panels and a circular shape to maximise their effectiveness throughout the day and in all seasons.
Terraces will eliminate the need for artificial cooling in the summer, while during winter months thick windows will maximise insulation.
Weather resistant poles supporting the structure will form a boardwalk for guests in the summer and a storage unit for kayaks and other small boats in the winter. The height of the building wil l also leave room for guests to go paddling under the hotel.
To be located just inside the Arctic Circle, near the town of BodÃ¸ and the Lofoten Islands, guests at Svart will be able to enjoy long summer days and - if they are lucky - magical displays of the Northern Lights in the winter. Guided ice climbing and trekking around the Svartisen - Norwayâs second largest glacier - as well as kayaking and fishing in the summer, are among the activities on offer on this remote stretch of coastline.
Svart - a project by architecture firm SnohÃ¸etta, Arctic Adventure of Norway, and Powerhouse, a collaboration which champions energy-positive buildings - is expected to open its doors i n 2021.
Located just outside Oslo, Powerhouse KjÃ¸rbo was the first project completed by Powerhouse. It is believed to be the first energy-positive building in the world.
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