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SVART Look to Nor­way for the fu­ture of Arc­tic ac­com­mo­da­tion. An­nounced in 2018 by the architects at Oslo-based Snøhetta, the sen­sa­tional “Svart” ( RIGHT) is a cir­cu­lar, en­er­gy­pos­i­tive ho­tel planned for the foot of the Svar­tisen glacier in Meløy, where it will be sus­pended by wooden poles an­chored into the bed of Holands­fjor­den fiord. Svart will be the first en­ergy-pos­i­tive ho­tel built north of the Arc­tic Cir­cle: not only will it con­sume a mere 15 per cent of the en­ergy of a tra­di­tional ho­tel, its so­lar-panel-sheathed roof will also al­low it to gen­er­ate its own en­ergy. With con­struc­tion set to be­gin in early 2019 and doors open­ing in 2021, our only ques­tion is, when can Canada have one? sno­

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