The black lava fields in Iceland are said to have been where Lucifer himself fell to Earth from Heaven. Their name in Icelandic translates to the Dark Castles and it’s easy to see why it’s the source of myths and legends, having formed some 2,300 years ago by a massive eruption that created the unique features and bleak landscape.
This popular tourist spot located near Mývatn Lake in northern Iceland currently has a simple visitor center constructed from container modules offering souvenirs, facilities, and basic food and drink options. Soil Conservation Service Of Iceland has partnered with Bee Breeders architecture competitions to source concepts for an iconic visitor center more in keeping with the incredible surroundings.
Participants in the Iceland Black Lava Fields Visitor Center architecture competition are being tasked with creating something that has the potential to become a landmark in itself, while at the same time exercising sustainable design and construction practices to protect the highly sensitive nature of this unique environment.
Visit blacklavacenter.beebreeders.com for more details.
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