Shortlisted Competition Entry 2022
Team: Graysen Maxwell Babbitt
Elizabeth Ann Daddazio
This site is located at the base of a volcano in Iceland. The program is a coffee shop and visitor center with information about the volcano for prospective hikers up the narrow path to the precipice .
Our proposal acts as a view-box pointed directly at the volcano. We took inspiration from the simple sloped roof-lines found across Iceland, and the serendipitous pops of color in the stark landscapes.
The facade is reflective aluminum, simultaneously reflecting the colors of the surrounding landscape, providing an efficient facade for heat gain, and subtly evoking volcanists’ protective suits.
There is a simple landscape strategy of grassy
areas, pavers, and carved local rocks fashioned into outdoor seating.