The World’s First Energy-Positive Hotel Is Planned For The Arctic

The World’s First Energy-Positive Hotel Is Planned For The Arctic
Design

The hotel by design firm Snohetta is designed to generate its own energy through a variety of sustainable sources like solar and geothermal

Jiwon Kim
  • 1 march 2018

Architecture and design firm Snohetta designed Svart, a hotel that not only uses just 15% of the energy of the average hotel, but also actually produces energy itself. This circular hotel is located in a peaceful getaway spot in Norway that gives guests access to a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and fjord. To minimize environmental impact, the building is built directly on the fjord and supported by weather-proof wooden structures.

Snohetta researched the solar radiation of the hotel’s mountainous setting to create its energy-positive design, visible in the hotel’s circular layout,  and optimally harvest and make use of solar energy. Additionally, the hotel has a solar-paneled roof that produces hydro energy as well as geothermal wells that heat the building while lowering energy consumption. All in all, this hotel is the ultimate sustainable tourist spot.

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Architecture and design firm Snohetta designed Svart, a hotel that not only uses just 15% of the energy of the average hotel, but also actually produces energy itself. This circular hotel is located in a peaceful getaway spot in Norway that gives guests access to a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and fjord. To minimize environmental impact, the building is built directly on the fjord and supported by weather-proof wooden structures.

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