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And the award goes to: Manshausen Island Resort in Norway

These Norwegian cabins were honoured with four awards at “The Oscars of Architecture”.

Architect Snorre Stinessen from Stinessen Arkitektur has won four awards and a special mention at the Architizer A+Awards.

“It’s flattering and very motivating,” he says.

Last Thursday, Stinessen from the city Tromsø in Northern Norway walked the red carpet in New York, taking home the prizes at the architecture award gala.

“It’s the world’s biggest architectural competition, and it’s considered a great honour to win the awards. It’s also called ‘The Oscars of Architecture’”, Stinessen says.

Siggen Stinessen
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Siggen Stinessen.
Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

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Siggen Stinessen.
Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

The cabins in question belong to the polar explorer Borge Ousland’s new adventure resort, Manshausen. Manshausen Island Resort is situated in the Steigen Archipelago off the coast of Northern Norway.

Manshausens Architizer A+Awards wins:

  • Jury Winner and Popular Winner Architecture + Cantilever
  • Popular Winner Architecture + Glass
  • Popular Winner Typology Hotels & Resorts
  • Special Mentions Typology Private House
Manshausen, Steigen
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Manshausen, Steigen.
Photo: Siggen Stinessen

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Manshausen, Steigen.
Photo: Siggen Stinessen

To be an architect is a creative profession, and Stinessen says this recognition gives him a feeling of being on the right track.

The challenge with projects like this is to make the architecture blend in with the environment and meet the guest’s functional needs at the same time, Stinessen explains.

Even in the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings that Steigen offers, he senses that people appreciate his work.

“In my opinion architecture is an underestimated mode of expression with which one can enhance an experience in many ways” he says.

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