ICELAND VOLCANO MUSEUM

ICELAND VOLCANO MUSEUM

Designer
SWG STUDIO
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SWG STUDIO, EXTERIOR RENDERING BY UZHMA ZULKIFLI

ICELAND VOLCANO MUSEUM

SWG STUDIO as PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 

THE SITE IS LOCATED IN THE NORTHERN ICELAND, JUST EAST OF LAKE MYVATN. THE AREA IS ENTIRELY CLEAR FLATLAND, WITH NO TREES. AND OF COURSE, ONE OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR SIGHTS TO SEE ARE THE FAMOUS NORTHERN LIGHTS.

 

THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE SITE IS SURROUNDED BY THE COUNTRY'S MOST AWE-INSPIRING NATURAL WONDERS, SUCH AS LAKE MYVATN AND SURROUNDING REGION ARE IN IDYLIC LOCATION TO GO BIRDWATCHING, FISHING, RELAXING IN THE NATURAL HOT SPRINGS.

 

TO THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THE SITE, IS ONE OF ICELAND'S MOST BEAUTIFUL HVERFJALL VOLCANO WITH ONE OF THE LARGEST EXPLOSION CRATER IN THE WORLD, AN IMPRESSIVE LOCATION FOR VISITORS AND TOURISTS.

 

THE SOUTH-EASTER SIDE OF THE SITE IS THE MYVATN NATURE BATHS ARE ONE OF THE REGION'S MOST POPULAR TOURIST'S ATTRACTIONS, GUESTS CAN EXPERIENCE A RELAXING STEAM THAT COMES FROM THE NATURALLY-OCCURING FUSSURES DEEP WITHIN THE EARTH'S SURFACE.

 

FROM THESE INSPIRING VIEW POINTS, WE ADOPT THESE AXIS POINTS, CAPTURE AND FRAME THESE VIEWS FROM INSIDE THE BUILDING. THE FORM OF EACH LAYER OF THE BUILDING FOLLOWS THESE AXIS POINTS, WHETHER TO THE BEAUTIFUL AND PEACEFUL LAKE MYVATN, OR TO THE TRONG HVERFJALL VOLCANO OR THE CALMING AND RELAXING MYVATN NATURE BATHS.

 

THE ORGANIC SHAPE AND FORM OF THE BUILDING IS ADOPTED FROM THE NATURE AROUND THE SURROUNDING REGION OF THE SITE.

 

THE MUSEUM IS AN 3 STOREY-BUILDING WITH THE ELEVATED VIEWING PLATFORMS ON THE ROOF TOP OF THE GROUND AND THE FIRST FLOORS. VISITORS AND TOURISTS CAN ACCESS THESE ELEVATED VEIWING PLATFORMS TO ENJOY THE AMAZING VIEWS FROM DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS AND ANGLES.

 

FROM INSIDE THE BUILDING, VISITORS AND TOURISTS CAN ALSO ENJOY THESE FRAMED VIEWS WHILE THEY ARE ENJOYING NICE HOT DRINKS IN THE CAFE O THE FIRST FLOOR, FROM THE MULTI-PURPOSE SPACES ON THE SECOND FLOOR, FROM THE OFFICE SPACES OR WHEN THE VISITORS AND TOURISTS ARE ARRIVING AT THE INFROMATION CENTRE ON THE GROUND FLOOR.

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