Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant

Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant

Architecture Competition: Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant

Despite its name, Iceland is substantially more than simply a place that is known for ice. Framed to some extent by volcanic emissions, Iceland is home to around 130 volcanic mountains, a significant number of which are as yet viewed as dynamic right up ’til today.

Iceland’s geothermal waters normally heat a significant number of its delightful, mineral-rich tidal ponds, for example, the isolated and tranquil Mývatn nature showers in northern Iceland, which sit in the middle of Lake Mývatn lake and the Hverfjall spring of gushing lava.

The Iceland Greenhouse Restaurant contest is a joint effort with Vogafjós Farm Resort, found east of lake Mývatn. For this competition, members are entrusted with planning a nursery idea café. New, privately developed food varieties are scant in Iceland, especially throughout the cold weather months.

The Greenhouse Restaurant rivalry is calling for entries for plans of a nursery that would likewise work as a feast in café. The greenhouse would permit Vogafjós Farm to develop salad vegetables, organic products, and berries that could then be served in the café, offering the visitors a vivid encounter just as tasty, locally – delivered food.

Plans for the Greenhouse Restaurant would have to oblige around 100 visitors and incorporate standard conveniences, for example, a fittingly measured kitchen, storage spaces, and latrines. The proprietors might want to foster a café in which clients could perceive how the food that they’ll eat is developed, joined with a perspective on the smooth blue mineral water of Mývatn Nature Baths on one side and Hverfjall well of lava on the other.

The proprietors are likewise hoping to incorporate a multipurpose corridor that can be utilized for various occasions, like film evenings and yoga classes. Any extra usefulness can be proposed where suitable. The normally warmed underground aquifers can be utilized as a warming source, however it’s anything but a compulsory prerequisite .

As winning plans will be advanced for thought for development, the jury will be searching for projects that attention on eco-accommodating and financially savvy building strategies, with regards to Iceland’s standing as probably the greenest country in Europe.


3 winning proposals, 3 special award recipients and 6 honourable mentions will be selected. Bee Breeders will award a total of 10,000 € in prize money to competition winners as follows:

1st Prize – 5,000 €
2nd Prize – 2,000 €
3rd Prize – 1,000 €

+ 6 honourable mentions

“Vogafjós Farm Resort Favourite” Award – 1,000 €
ARCHHIVE Student Award – 500 € + 50 € gift card at ARCHHIVE BOOKS
Bee Breeders Green Award – 500 €


Advance Registration: JULY 14 – SEPTEMBER 16
Last Minute Registration: SEPTEMBER 17 – NOVEMBER 11

Final registration deadline: NOVEMBER 11, 2021
Closing date for submission: DECEMBER 15, 2021 (11:59 p.m. GMT)
Announcement of the winners: FEBRUARY 24, 2022



Enlai Hooi, Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
Jette Hopp, Snøhetta
Pálmar Kristmundsson, PK Arkitektar
Katie MacDonald, After Architecture
Christina Seilern, Studio Seilern Architects
Hjördís Sigurðardóttir, ALDIN Biodome.
Valdis Steinarsdottir, designer

Aerial view of Hverfjall crater and Rocky landcape of Dimmuborgir, Iceland

The green house would allow Vogafjós Farm to grow salad vegetables, fruits, and berries that could then be served in the restaurant

The Vogafjós Farm Resort offers an up close and personal experience for diners and The Cow Café visitors are able to watch the cows from the café

The owners would like to develop a restaurant in which customers could see how the food that they’ll be eating is grown

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