Turtagro Hotel / JVA

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Skjolden, Norway
  • Architects: JVA: Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2002

Text description provided by the architects. The old Turtagrø Hotel, which has been the starting point for climbing in the Hurrungane Mountains for more than a hundred years, burned down in 2001. The owner wanted to create some of the atmosphere of the old building - a recognisable scale, spatial sequence, colours and materials, relating to a nearby timber annex. Outside of this the requirement was for a hotel with a new architectonic expression and an efficient layout.

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All communal functions have been placed on ground or basement floor around a small reception, with all guest rooms on first and second floor. It was a challenge to combine large capacity with the necessary intimacy in the communal areas. The guest rooms differ from conventional hotel rooms in that they have no ante-space, and are shallower and wider than normal. This gives the opportunity for a more open connection between bed- and bathroom. The interiors are robust and simple.

Turtagro Hotel / JVA - Windows

The architectonic expression of the building ties it visually to the surrounding mountains, and allows the three ascending tower suites. The architecture sets up a dialogue with the landscape, while the stonewalls, carves panels surfaces and the recessed glazing talk with the existing annex.

Turtagro Hotel / JVA - Table, Chair

The hotel is built with a steel structure and prefabricated decks spanning between the external walls, giving the plan full freedom. It is clad with timber panelling, felt shingles and natural stone externally, with lime-washed panelling, painted wooden floors and oiled oak in the interior.

Turtagro Hotel / JVA - Windows, Bed, Bedroom, Beam

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Address:Sognefjellet Summer Ski Centre, 6876 Skjolden, Norway

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Cite: "Turtagro Hotel / JVA" 17 Apr 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/17962/turtagro-hotel-jva> ISSN 0719-8884

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