In the weeks before summer, SPINN Arkitekter took the following brief from Hammerfest og Omegn Turlag (HOT) to heart and created a spectacular new destination for day-trip hiking above the arctic circle:
"We envisage a small warm space, with good windows, a wood burning stove, and simple benches placed near top, in harmony with the terrain." - HOT project brief
This weekend, HOT went public with our design in a 5 page interview in Finnmark Dagbladet. Journalist Helle Østvik calls the project "the region's toughest hiking cabin". SPINN's design includes a pair of matching cabins that will look across Hammerfest harbor from Tyven and Storfjell.
The project is a collaboration with Format Engineers from London who contributed to the structural concept of the cabin's cross-laminated timber shell. The cabin's rounded nature-inspired shape will be divided into six-sided flat panels using specially written algorythms and parametric modeling.
We look forward to further developing the project with HOT and Format!