The first phase of the resort, comprising a total of 14 apartments, was inaugurated in December 2017 . It successfully completed its first touristic hi-season the following spring. The second phase of the development will see an 80% increase over the initial accommodation capacity. It will also include a restaurant and additional facilities for visitors and staff. This building was also designed by VOID Architecture.
The design of the wooden buildings of the resort is strictly contemporary. Fully glazed walls and roofs offer spectacular views of the northern skies and of the surrounding nature.
This buildings represent an evolution of the glass igloo type accommodation. This trend raised to popularity in Lapland during the last few years. Deviating from the established igloo model, Snowman World Glass Resort offers more space and extra comforts. Moreover, the design is connected to the architectural language of original Lappish construction traditions. The shape of the buildings gives interest to the interior spaces. The full height and fully glazed living area provides a striking feature.
Each apartment is approximately 40 sqm. It includes a living area, mini-kitchen, sauna and upstairs loft. Each unit is also equipped with a private outdoor Jacuzzi tub.
The project was developed in partnership with Finnish house manufacturer Honkatalot.