The project “The Red Mountain Resort”, designed for Festir ehf, has been awarded a Commendation in the Retail & Leisure category at the 2018 MIPIM/Architectural Review Future Project Awards.

Johannes Torpe says: “The Red Mountain Resort is our first full scale architectural project and to gain this level of international recognition makes me extremely happy and proud on behalf of my team.”

Red Mountain Resort

The jury says: “This resort promises a sensory escape into breathtaking Icelandic nature. Its architecture seduces visitors through an exploration of the interplay between nature and visitor.”

Ingibjörg Kristjánsdóttir, Owner Festir ehf. says: “The team, Birta Ólafsdóttir, Magnús Guðmundsson and myself, asked for a proposal inspired by the dramatic natural surroundings and the mystical folk culture of the Snæfellsnes peninsula, and a destination that could be the respite we al need from our daily routines. We think Johannes Torpe Studios really captured these elements and are happy that the jury agrees.“

The Red Mountain Resort is a proposal of a spa and wellness retreat that invite guests to embark on a journey of self-discovery. Learn more about the project on the studio’s website.

Red Mountain Resort view

The MIPIM/Architectural Review Future Project Awards is an award program for unbuilt or incomplete projects spanning across twelve categories. It is organised and awarded annually by the MIPIM in cooperation with the monthly international magazine Architectural Review. The 2018 Awards were presented last night, Wednesday 14th of March at the JW Marriott in Cannes.

Red Mountains Resort

Johannes Torpe Studios offers services within interior, furniture and architectural design. The studio is an advocate for an unrestrained and fearless approach to design. The Red Mountain Resort is the studio’s very first large-scale architectural project, expanding its services into new fields.