Hafjell Mountain Hotel by BIG



The website of Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) presents a slideshow of Hafjell Mountain Hotel - a design for hotel and apartment complex at a ski resort in Norway.


Here are a few images plus text about the project - there are lots more images on BIG's website:


How do you create a hotel and apartment house in the mountains that offers the same standards of accessibility, circulation and logistics as a modern hotel?


The starting point of the project is a traditional hotel block. The building is manipulated and the apartments are stretched down over the mountain side, creating a structure that makes use of interior circulation of the hotel.


All apartments are ensured sunshine and a view and the hotel staff has the possibility to move through the built-up area without having to move from building to building. By stretching the hotel block towards the mountain side, terraces spring up on the south-west side of the hotel’s façade.

The corner of the building towards the new gondola life is pressed down towards the ground creating a slope that can be used by hotel guests when heading for Hafjell Ski Resort in the morning. At the same time a connection is created from the terraces and the upper rooms of the hotel to the ski run.

The entire hotel and apartment complex is connected by the slope that originates from the roof of the hotel and continues down through the building.

Posted on Tuesday July 31st 2007 at 9:25 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • CMW

    when this guy stops coming up with hot buildings: thats when i will be amazed…

  • jozo drda

    BIG je po pici.

  • Max Plank

    Please stop posting all this BIG shit! It’s probably the office itself.

  • those are some aaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwssssssssssoooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee pics man!!!

  • mathias

    it’s remember me buildings by Charlotte Perriand in France, the ski resort ‘Les Arc” from 1960.

  • sadaf

    i can’t found this project in Big’s web site can u help me plz? I need it

  • Looks very cool, it's built? good detail with skiing on the roof :-)