Malangen Retreat

CompanyStinessen Arkitektur
Lead DesignerSnorre Stinessen
CreditsPhoto by Steve King and Siggen Stinessen
Prize(s)1st Place in Architecture Categories / Other Architectural Designs
Entry Description

The retreat is laid out east to west effectively shielding the opening in the forest, which is only discovered once you enter through the large sliding door from the outside couryard. The layout with entrance into a central wintergarden that separates the main part of the building from the annexe and sauna/relax provides ample space for guests and family visiting. The organisation of rooms in separate volumes provides space for different activities at the same time and the in-between spaces tells a story of a journey between these spaces and activities.


At Stinessen we develop projects that are conscious of our surroundings and the people inhabiting the spaces we create. Interest, respect and curiosity are keywords to our processes.

We provide a full range of services from architecture to interior and furniture design. Our projects and products are tailor made and we seek close interaction and deliver a dedicated service to our clients.

Awards and Prize

German Design Award
WAN Commercial Award
Iconic Awards winner: Best of Best in Architecture
Shortlisted LEAF Awards
Nominated WIN Hotels Award
Biennale di Venezia 2016: Part of Nordic pavilion
A+ Award winner: Hotels & Resorts
A+ Award winner: Architecture + Glass
A+ Award winner: Architecture + Cantilever (j)
A+ Award winner: Architecture + Cantilever (p)
A+ Award Special Mention: Residential – private house
Wallpaper Design Award: Best Retreat
Nominated for WAN Small Spaces Award
American Architecture Prize winner: Architecture – Hospitality
American Architecture Prize winner: Interior Design – Hospitality
A´ Design Award Winner: Platinum (1st Place)
International Design Awards Architecture of Year Winner: Architecture
International Design Awards Gold Winner: Architecture – New Commercial Building
International Design Awards Gold Winner: Architecture – Conceptual
International Design Awards Gold Winner: Architecture – Other Architectural Designs
Architecture Awards – Corporate LiveWire: Architecture Firm of the Year 2017
Interior Design Best of Year Winner
German Design Award Winner - Retail Architecture
American Architecture Prize Winner – Hospitality Architecture
European Property Award Winner