VADSØ – ON THE TOP OF THE WORLD you find Vadsø. A town of 5000 inhabitants surrounded by endless nature. To the south the Varanger fjord. Being the only fjord opening towards east, the light throughout the year is like no other place. To the west, the inner end of the fjord with the low birch forrests of Varanger. To the north, the endless Varanger widths with meandering hills describing the rocky ice age terrain. To the east, the bare, gently-stepped land-rise landscape meeting the fjord. No trees – only hardy lichen clinging to the stones. During summer the sun never sets. During winter the Aurora dances over the dark sky.

These unique surroundings guide the concept “Meandering Horizontals” and are the inspiration for the design of Varanger Hotell.

Published in

RTF – Re-Thinking The Future 24.11.2022 – Meandering Horizontals by HALLSTEIN
iFinnmark 21.04.2018 – Fikk enstemmig ja: Intensiverer planene om hotellet som kan gi 200 arbeidsplasser
iFinnmark 21.04.2018 – Varanger hotell har 200.000 kroner i aksjekapital – skal bygge for én milliard. Slik finansierer de hotellet
iFinnmark 20.04.2018 – Nå skal politikerne si ja eller nei til nytt hotell på denne tomta
nrk.no 18.04.2018 – Vil bygge blikkfang
iFinnmark 27.11.2017 – Slik kan det nye hotellet bli
iFinnmark 21.04.2017 – Her vil de bygge hotell: – Det er indrefileten

Design team:
Zoe – Yan Zou
Kathrine Galtung
David Oliveira
Ralph Endemann
Bianca Suárez Steckelmacher
Hallstein Guthu