A SNAKE-LIKE HOTEL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NORWEGIAN MOUNTAINS! LOFOTEN OPERA HOTEL TO OPEN THIS YEAR!

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Christian Stan, at 10 Feb. 15, in Hotels, News, Sea View Hotels

The astonishing architecture of this sleek, curvaceous building, set against the breathtaking drama of the Lofoten islands’ landscape is truly an otherworldly sight. The hotel’s design, by Snøhetta studio, contrasts with wild mountains and expansive sea, making the best use of the panoramic setting.

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The hotel’s design contrasts with THE wild mountains and expansive sea…

Expected to open this year, the Lofoten Opera Hotel will be located on an outlying site in Glåpen, Norway  flanked by a mountain range. The new low-rise structure will loop a central courtyard, but will offer views out across the sea to the south and west.

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Lofoten Opera Hotel will offer views out across the sea to the South and West.

The 11,000 square-metre structure will host a range of hotels and apartments within its curved body, as well as spa facilities, an amphitheatre and sporting facilities.

The spectacular view and the feeling of being “in the middle” of the elements are the premier qualities of the site. Plot view, organisation and habitat as form have been inspiring elements behind the concept. In a unifying gesture the site is captured in a circular movement, the complex layers of references to nature, culture, land qualities are translated into a band that transforms the site into a place.

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The project looks set up to attract new tourists to the Lofoten Islands.

Female hiker enjoys spectacular view over mountains and fjords from Reinebringen, Lofoten islands, Norway

Female hiker enjoys spectacular view over mountains and fjords from Reinebringen, Lofoten islands.

The project looks set to attract new guests to Lofoten, which is home to one of Norway’s 18 national tourist routes. Stretching along an 184-kilometre road, the route encompasses facilities for tourists exploring the natural landscape, including the Eggum rest stop completed by Snøhetta in 2007.

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