Culture / Design

Watch the new Ice Hotel bar being built

The 25th hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland, has opened its doors, and the establishment has released a video showing the building of the central bar.

Dec 19, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

The 25th Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland, has opened its doors and the establishment has released a video showing the building of the bar.

DON’T MISS: CHILL OUT IN AN ICE HOTEL THIS WINTER

Titled “Booom!”, the ice bar features a central block of crystal designed to look like it has created splashes of snow on the walls. Designed by Italian sculptor Maurizio Perron, Bulgarian architect Viktor Tsarsk and Dutch designer Wouter Biegelaar, the bar forms the centerpiece of the hotel.

This year’s  displays hand-carved rooms by 42 artists, in addition to an ice church, the bar and a majestic Aurora hall theater.

The 5,500-square-meter hotel is constructed every year from 1,000 tonnes of Torne River ice and remains open until mid-April, when it melts into its surroundings. For more information see www.icehotel.com.


 
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