FACTS

Location: Þjórsárdalur, Iceland

Year: 2017 -

Status: Ongoing

Program: Bathing facilities and hotel

Client: Private

 

ABOUT

The project comprises a new geothermal spa and high-end hotel in Þjórsárdalur Valley in Iceland. The building is carved into a rocky mountain and covered in part with the volcanic materials of the site. The natural rock is always present in the interior of the building. Large window facades provide wonderful views of the surrounding landscape.

The building houses 40 hotel rooms, VIP lounges, a library, restaurant areas, a café and bathing facilities. Geothermal water is extracted from the site creating the basis of a unique bathing experience that is representative of the site.

 

CREDITS

Architecture design: Basalt Architects

Design team: Dagbjört Ásta Jónsdóttir, Guðjón Kjartansson, Hrólfur Karl Cela, Marcos Zotes, Perla Dís Kristinsdóttir, Sigríður Sigþórsdóttir, Tamsin Hanke

In collaboration with:

Design Group Italia, EFLA, Ferill and Hildiberg