Inspired by the traditional Norwegian Tun, the mountain hotel on Sognefjorden is formed by a collection of five buildings gathered around a central space.
Each building houses its own function and is arranged to address particular views, from a dramatic panorama of the Fjord to a sampled view of the surrounding mountain landscape. Eight private cabins are carefully sited in the hillside and located along two walkway axes.
A simple and natural palette of materials is proposed to harmonise with the stunning setting, where the forest meets the Fjord. The lodge buildings clad externally and internally in timber, provide inherent warmth and character to each space. These are carefully composed pitched forms, with simple yet bold glazed openings to take in views. In contrast, the lower floor is formed in natural stone, providing a heavy plinth on which the timber buildings rest.