The bathhouse is situated at Hlíd Camping in northern Iceland. The bathhouse includes private baths, toilets, storage and cleaning and washing facilities. The new building is part of an overall strategy to modernize the campsite and create a clear and strong identity for the entire site.
As a shape we wanted to be modest but iconic at the same time and we chose to explore the classic longhouse with pitched roof. The house itself is low and in line with nearby buildings. We explored and played with the detailing of the facades which gives the house its’ unique character and rhythm. The roof, with a large overhang grounds the house and adds a certain calmness to it. The overhang also protects the house from weathering and people from rain and snow when walking around it. For materials we choose wood both as construction and for the cladding. The facade is painted with black linseed oil. The base is in concrete and is made in situ and will protect the lowest parts of the house from weathering. The roof is made with corrugated steel.
Location: Mývatn, Iceland
Status: In Progress