Conceptual proposal for Yttervik Spa and Conference Hotell
Right on the Arctic Circle, on the edge of the fjord of Mo i Rana lies Yttervik. VALRYGG studio unveils its winning design for the new spa and conference hotel overlooking the fjord.
The connection between the building and the surrounding nature can be explored in many ways, from the humble park entrance from land to the majestic cantilever over the sea surrounded by rugged mountains.
The Yttervik spa and conference hotel will point to Helgeland as a travel destination in the North.
Conference center, Spa, Hotel, Restauran
The project is a holistic facility, where body and soul meet nature in comfortable and spectacular surroundings – where the landscape and architecture play together for a unique experience. The Yttervik Spa project consists of a spa hotel with a conference center and a restaurant.
Helgeland lies like an elongated paradise in its southern part of Nordland. Here rise almost 2,000 meters high mountains inland. Located on the coast, you meet the island kingdom that has ended up on UNESCO`s World Heritage List. Yttervik Spa is located right at the intersection of this landscape, connected to E6, which connects Norway from the south to the north. With 20 min drive from Rana Airport, Yttervik Spa has a strategic location and a junction between culture and nature.
And this is where you will find the Arctic Circle. At 66 degrees north goes the border that tells you ar on its way into the realm of the midnight sun.
Yttervik Spa is a conference center and a meeting point – for visitors and locals. The place is a center for nature-based experiences in combination with hay comfort and the possibility of large gatherings.
The project is located in the landscape but hovers outwards the fjord. The project slides easily into the terrain, at the same time as it gives a dramatic effect seen from the fjord – a monument to Helgeland.
Rocks and moss cover the site, and you can smell of the fresh seaweed. We highlight these qualities by keeping the material palette in the project natural and minimal. The project is ongoing mainly of concrete and some elements of wood to create a warm expression. Interior rest is minimalist to achieve the best possible experience of architecture and landscape.
Local food experiences from Helgeland. Yttervik spa offers dining experiences in different settings, everyday cafe for passers-by, a restaurant overlooking the fjord, and capacity for catering for major events and conferences.
The restaurant has received the top spot in the project and hangs over the Ranafjord. You can enjoy the view while tasting nature. The set up to VIP premises for private events and the possibility of different settings at the same time.
You can enjoy the spa all year round. Yttervik Spa adds the framework for a holistic experience in all kinds of weather. Yttervik Spa is a luxurious offer where nature is present in every room. The spa has several wards with hot and cold zones that awaken the senses. A large part of the recreation takes place by being out in nature, and we designed the layout so that one can enjoy nature in comfortable surroundings, both inside and out.
Yttervik Spa has three hotel departments where everyone is associated with Spa Features. The design emphasizes the unique spa experiences that you can not get anywhere else in Norway. Some hotel rooms have private hot tubs, while others have direct access to the natural pool and own family wards.
The hotel rooms are minimalist and luxurious in their design – the rooms frame the landscape, and all hotel rooms have private patios where one can enjoy the view of nature for yourself.
Yttervik spa will be a meeting point between North and South – This will also be an international arena for tourism and business.
Yttervik Spa can receive 2500 guests in conference facilities and for concerts. The place designed to hold intimate events without it seems empty if the whole plant is not in use.