STÖÐIN – ROADSIDE STOP
Project: Roadside Stop, 320m2, Borgarnes, Iceland
Status: Completed 2012, Nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Awards, 2013.
Collaborators: AOK (on interior)
“Stöðin”, a roadside stop in the Icelandic countryside, is a conjoined restaurant, drive-through, convenience store and gas station. Icelandic culture is in many ways shaped by American influences due to the 65-year long presence of an American army base in the country. Stöðin addresses this cultural relationship by incorporating architectural elements from the American diner that contrast the traditional Icelandic building method of in situ cast concrete.