Status: Competition (2021)
Clasification: 2 prize
Location: Rovaniemi, Finland
Climate: Artic / polar, Cold
Materials: Concrete, Wood
Scale: 14.000 ㎡ Large
Types: Hotel, Residential
The project stems from an analysis of the archetypes of the Sami building culture: from houses to sculptures.
This approach suggested us simple, integrated shapes, and materials coherent with the context, able to undergo strong thermal excursions.
The heart of the project is the RARe (Rovaniemi Aurora Resort), a perfect shape that plays on the concept of interior exterior and on the desire to immerse the guest in a unique environment that arouses different sensations every time the day changes.
The perfect circle leans on the crest of the hill and juts out into the void towards the forest that is enclosed within it, limiting both consumption and processing techniques of the soil, a gesture of integrity to respect the original morphology and vegetation.
As in fairy tales, there is the will to imagine a small suspended village that touches the sky and its colours, the idea of tourism as a responsible community