Norwegian architects from SPINN Arkitekter studio created a design hiking cabin from wood, which was assembled as a puzzle. It is a refuge for fans of hiking and outdoor activities in the mountains, to reflect looking at Northern lights and Northern nature of Norway. It is located on top of a mountain overlooking the most northern city in Europe – Hammerfest. The second hut should be built on another mountain, on the other side of the city.
SPINN architects photographed the place with a drone and translated the photo into 3D to work with a detailed map of the area. The hut was designed and produced from 77 unique panels. SPINN architects contacted FORMAT engineers to help them to project the cabin strong enough to stay on the top of the mountain. It was tested in artificially created extreme wind conditions.
Responsibility for the delivery to the mountain was assumed by the Hiking Association. Since the budget of the project was much higher (100 000 euros) than expected, many materials were donated by local manufacturers, and the outer shell was donated by the Norwegian company Kebony. Volunteers collected the hut for 1500 hours, the help of professionals was needed only for the construction of the base and water-resistant system.
There are benches, a table and a fireplace inside of the hut. The interior of the hut is warm, you can warm up by the fireplace and enjoy the view through the panoramic window.
The establishment of the huts was an initiative of the Department of Hammerfest (Hammerfest chapter) Norwegian Hiking Association Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) to promote Hiking in the surrounding mountains.