Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

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Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

Rural Hotel Building Development, Finland – design by VOID Architecture

13 Jan 2019

Glass Resort

Design: VOID Architecture

Location: Rovaniemi, Finland

Glass Resort

A winter holiday resort made of contemporary and distinctive wooden houses. Large glazed surfaces and spacious interiors are designed to let guests experience comfort and amazement.

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

The aspiration to create a group of buildings that could re-imagine holiday accommodation in Lapland guided this project from the beginning. The starting point was to conceive apartments where comfort, generosity of space, and compelling views towards the surrounding forest and sky would be central themes of the design.

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

A solution was found in a contemporary design inspired by a traditional local theme. The resort consists of accommodation units on two levels. The design stresses the importance of the connection to the surrounding landscape with large glazed surfaces and, most strikingly, opens to the opportunity of spotting starry skies and northern lights from a comfortable and warm setting.

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

The resort represents an evolution of the igloo-style winter holiday accommodation type.

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

The space of the apartments develops vertically along a fully glazed facade and towards the roof, made entirely of glass. The effect creates a fully immersive atmosphere, stretching out the double height interior space towards the landscape and the sky above.

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

The warmth of the wood construction and finishes is intended to contribute towards the creation of an enjoyable space.

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Each building, immediately recognizable for the clean lines of its volumes, is designed with a bold character and built with a timber frame structure. Overall, the combination of engineered laminated wood and triple glazing constitutes the fabric of the buildings.

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

The main building of the resort develops this formal theme further, with the combination of two simple interlocking volumes lying on each other. The main block hosts a full height restaurant lounge with a fully glazed facade and panoramic balcony. The second block, characterized by a long and slanted front elevation, includes reception, offices and further technical facilities.

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

Each house contains two accommodation units of 40 sqm. Facilities include double height living area, balcony floor with glass roof, kitchen, own sauna and outdoor hot tub terrace.

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

Glass surfaces are heated to allow views even in snowy conditions.

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

The project was developed by Finnish-Italian architecture office VOID Architecture and Finnish timber house manufacturer Honkatalot/PolarlifeHaus.

Comfort, generosity of space, compelling views, buildings with a distinctive character.

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

A contemporary design inspired by a traditional local theme.
Apartments on two levels. The interior space develops vertically along a fully glazed facade and towards the roof, made entirely of glass.

Balancing available square meters with the need of creating spaces that feel generous and interesting.

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

Building Methods
Timber frame structure. Overall, the buildings are a combination of engineered laminated wood and triple glazing. Glass surfaces are heated to allow views even in snowy conditions.

The project is a collaboration between by Helsinki-based Finnish-Italian architecture office VOID Architecture and Finnish timber house manufacturer Honkatalot/Polar Life Haus. Architect Paolo Caravello.

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

“We chose to prioritize the creation of interior spaces that would be interesting in themselves, that could really let users be inspired by the nature outside while awakening, at the same time, pleasing feelings and offering a positive experience” Paolo Caravello, VOID Architecture

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

Glass Resort, Rovaniemi – Building Information

Design: VOID Architecture

Project size: 1850 sqm
Site size: 11600 sqm
Completion date: 2018
Building levels: 2

Engineering and delivery: Honkatalot / Polar Life Haus
Construction: LogPro
Interior design: Minna Pennanen

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi

Photography: Timo Laaksonen

Glass Resort in Rovaniemi images / information received 130119

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