The Red Mountain Resort

Situated on the Western peninsula of Snæfellsness, at the point where the river mouth runs out to the sea, the resort faces ‘Snæfellsjökull’, a majestic glacier covered stratovolcano. The mountain is home to the Icelandic saga about Bár›ur Snæfellsás, who is said to have left the chaotic world of men behind to live in solitude inside the glacier. His transformation is the inspiration for the overall concept of the Red Mountain Resort. As an interpretation of the Icelandic saga, the studio has created a poetic journey that possesses a parallel between the inner emotional journey of the guest and the outer experience of the nature, the Danish Johannes Torpe Studios explain., and continue: – The resort is designed to invite guests on a journey of self-discovery, just like that of Bár›ur Snæfellsás. The journey is facilitated by an architectural concept that explores the interplay between nature and architecture, and their combined capacity to provide the necessary triggers for an inward journey. The architecture is hence designed so as to expose the guest to nature in various ways, whilst maintaining a sense of protection and basic principles of shelter. Numerous panoramic views remind guests of nature’s presence; her power and her fragility, her hostility and her warmth. Sky courtyards enclosed by glass panels invite the rocky landscape inside, while the lagoon literally flows through the reception, blurring the line between outside and inside.

 

The Red Mountain Resort´s architectural concept explores the interplay between nature and architecture, and their combined capacity to provide the necessary triggers for an inward journey. Photo: Ikonoform.

Situated on the Western peninsula of Snæfellsness on Icland, at the point where the river mouth runs out to the sea, the resort faces ‘Snæfellsjökull’, a majestic glacier covered stratovolcano. Photo: Ikonoform.

Hotel Courtyard.

Hotel lobby.

Hotel library.

Hotel suite.

Spa café.

Spa experience: Fire Bath.

Spa experience: Lost.

Spa experience: Ice Bath.

Spa experience: Sauna.

Red Mountain Rooftop. Photo: Ikonoform.