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The Extreme Architecture of the Arctic Regions

The Extreme Architecture of the Arctic Regions
The Extreme Architecture of the Arctic Regions, © Gunner Holmstad
© Gunner Holmstad

In the cities of the Arctic Circle, dramatic change is afoot. The region faces challenges most obviously from environmental change, but economic and cultural challenges also lie ahead, thanks to factors such as the decline of the mining and fishing industries that supported many of the Arctic's settlements, and the rapid modernization among Northern indigenous communities. In an interesting article for Metropolis Magazine, Samuel Medina takes a long look at the architects and urbanists who are making a difference in a context where "Architecture can’t really survive" - from the SALT Festival which celebrates the culture of the Arctic communities, to the plan to move the entire city of Kiruna two miles to the East, the article is a fascinating look at the extreme architecture of this hostile region. Read the article in full here.

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Cite: Rory Stott. "The Extreme Architecture of the Arctic Regions" 09 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/596795/the-extreme-architecture-of-the-arctic-regions/> ISSN 0719-8884