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Challenge: to design a centre where both tourists and guests of the retreat can enjoy a meal and a sensory day together in this fantastic location.
Our Visitor centre and Retreat for the Blind ask for a unique, dynamic piece of architecture that provides a tactile and sensory journey for those who are visually impaired.
Iceland's unique and unforgettable geography is defined by volcanic mountain peaks and ice fields, with a coastline marked by fjords (deep shafts marked by glaciers) and black beaches.
Reynisfjara beach is Iceland's most famous and most visited black volcanic beach, located in the southern part of the island, near the small village of Vik. It is one of the most popular locations in Iceland due to its black sand and its contrast with the white snow and ice in winter, violent waves, and basalt formations. The combination of these factors makes Reynisfjara beach one of the most beautiful examples of Iceland's rough geography.
THE WINNING DESIGN SCHEME