Furthest west of Lofoten, in Moskenes municipality close to the town Sørvagen, is area Glåpen. The site stretches out towards the sea both to the south and the west. It creates a link between the ocean and the tall mountains to the north and north-west.
The location is spectacular; sunny, right in the middle of majestic landscape elements, but at the same time connected to previously populated areas and shielded harbors.
The main goal is in our opinion to find the development patterns and shapes that optimizes the site’s potential with regard to functionality, architecture, and user experience. Snøhetta has developed the project looking at a number of factors; the landscape’s limitations related to new construction, functional and technical aspects of access, infrastructure, ecology, and sustainability, as well as the connection to outdoor areas and existing buildings.