En­ergy pos­i­tive

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Con­struc­tion is un­der­way on the world’s first “pow­er­house” ho­tel, de­signed by Snøhetta and due for com­ple­tion in 2021. The cir­cu­lar Svart will be lo­cated at the foot of the Svar­tisen glacier in north­ern Nor­way, about 1,600 kilo­me­tres from Oslo. The “pow­er­house” ho­tel will be able to har­ness enough so­lar en­ergy to not only be self-suf­fi­cient but also to pro­duce a sur­plus of en­ergy so that, over a 60-year pe­riod, more en­ergy will have been gen­er­ated than was taken to build, sus­tain and de­mol­ish the build­ing. The cir­cu­lar de­sign pro­vides panora­mas of the fjord, and con­trib­utes to the en­ergy-op­ti­mised de­sign with rooms, restau­rants and ter­races be­ing strate­gi­cally placed to take ad­van­tage of the sun’s en­ergy. The con­struc­tion is in­spired by ver­nac­u­lar ar­chi­tec­tural fea­tures as seen in houses and fish­ing huts of the re­gion, pro­vid­ing authen­tic­ity while leav­ing a min­i­mal en­vi­ron­men­tal foot­print.

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