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Icehotel – Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Posted in Built by Sarah Johnson on January 25, 2010

Building:  Icehotel
Location: Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
Completed: since 1994
Architect:  Ake Larsson
AE Interests: uses all snow from the nearby Torne River, then the snow is sprayed on huge steel frames and allowed to freeze. After a couple of days, the forms are removed, leaving a maze of free-standing corridors of snow. The hotel is built with snice (has a snow-like appearance but ice-like physical characteristics), which takes the place of mortar in a traditional brick-built hotel.

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