This thesis project is about the redevelopment of Iceland's leading skiing resort.
The project will address Hlíðarfjall, the skiing resort of Akureyri. The intention of the project is to attract more visitors to the area, by designing a place for overnight accommodations as well as challenging the existing structures in the area so the visitors can have an enjoyable day in the mountains.
The skiing culture has a lot of variations, just like the mountains are varied. What is interesting is how each resort is and how the visitors find a way to create their own mountain identity. The project should capture this atmosphere and culture in the design. The project is not only a housing project, but it will also take into consideration the landscaping and master planning of the site involved. The goal of the project is not only to create a building that contributes to the redevelopment of the area and makes it more attractive, but also to contribute to enhance those activities that take place all year around, like hiking, climbing, mountain biking and horseback riding.