Koutalaki Ski Village, designed by BIG architects, consists of four separate buildings which emanate like rays from a central square and fit into the land, sloping gently down to earth.
The buildings are inhabitable artificial mountains; in winter they become ski slopes, while in spring and summer they establish visual continuity with the green natural landscape.
The layout of the buildings creates a central square destined for other activities such as ice skating and musical performances.
Design: BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group
Location: Levi, Lapland
Illustrations: courtesy of BIG