In 2008 JVA won the competition for the new master plan of
Myrkdalen ski resort near Voss. Myrkdalen Hotel is the first
project from the master plan that is realized. The volume and
location of the building is understood as a part of a greater
scheme. It embraces the ski slope and at the same time it takes
part of creating a public square in the new alpine village.
The shape of the building is inspired by the traditional alpine
chalets in southern Europe and American mountain lodges, while the
roof and plan is sculptured to adapt to the scale of the existing
buildings on site and the surrounding landscape. The hotel is
cladded in wide laminated horizontal wood planks and which makes
the large building appear smaller.