Northern Lights Bar at ION Adventure Hotel

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Bar Lounge
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  • Location
    Selfoss, Iceland
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Perched atop a series of high-seat pillars in the midst of a remote lava field where Mount Hengill and Thingvellir National Park converge, this restaurant with its double-height floor to ceiling windows, offers unobstructed views of breathtaking Lake Thingvallavatn and, when conditions are just right, the intensely vivid dancing lights of the north.

Natural and recycled materials and sustainable practices have been used extensively throughout the comfortable lounge. Chairs and couches are built from recycled wood. Tables from reclaimed pallets. While hanging lights created from recycled corrugated cardboard illuminate the bar and lounge area.

The modest de?cor of this bar and lounge, with its use of natural light and panoramic views, creates a sense of harmony with the world outside. Here there are no boundaries between the modern adventurer and the many wonders of this mystical place we call Iceland.

Minarc Group is a collective group of subsidiaries that bring thoughtful, modern design to an international landscape. Under the helm of Erla Dögg Ingjaldsdóttir & Tryggvi Thorsteinsson, Minarc Group is a trailblazer in the creative minimalism movement by continuing to craft spaces that not only bring the outdoors in, but inspire intentional living and conscious lifestyles.

Other prizes
Global Future Design Awards Interior Design's Best of Year Awards - Greater World: Environmental Impact American Architecture Awards BUILD Architecture Awards (Most Innovative Sustainable Residential Architecture Practice) Architecture Press Release Awards European Product Design Awards SBID Awards - Bathroom Products (ReFlow) NEWH Top ID Honor Awards LA Business Council Architectural Awards - Innovation and Technology "Built by Women LA" - Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Green Good Design Awards