Under the requirements of our customers we build a solid idea basis for the furthermore creation process. The variety of ideas gives our customers an amount of possibilities to fulfill their aims. “Form follows content“ is our design belief, we focus precisely on the briefing contents to develop the right solutions.
The creative process is developed in close partnership with our customers. Rovaniemi University of Applied Sciences created an application that allows our customers to test their initial ideas and get a feeling how these unique environments work.
The customer himself is involved in the design process to find the best environment for his needs. How we do it in 5 steps
Out of the research process of step 1 & 2 we start the design development as the core element in our work process. It includes not just how the buildings will look like, it is more a combination of scenography, architecture, event-, light- and media design.
The design creation is a joined surrounding with all content combined together to create a unique environment. Our aim is always to give the visitor a memorable experience. Especially the material snow & ice has a strong affection and brings automatically magical feeling within.
Out of the expert knowledge over decades we plan every project meticulously to ensure a rapid construction process.
Lapland Snow Design workers are specialized in all areas of construction, we can provide close to any sort of building or sculpture.
As specifically we defined our abilities to combine different kinds of materials to build a new piece of artwork. Teamwork is our main key to success: artist, media designers or constructors work in a hierarchy free process.
During the course of the Lapland Snow Design Project three pilot projects were designed and realized together with several conceptual designs. The purpose was to develop a design model that could be applied in designing concepts that meet the needs of customers.
This model was to be as flexible as to allow for a high level of customization and creative design solutions.
Here is a brief description of the design and production process of a typical snow and ice environment design project.
This general model can be tailored to meet specific design requirements depending on the type and scale of the assignment. Naturally, a small-scale project requires a smaller set-up whereas large projects need perhaps a more detailed approach to the specific design problem.
The assignments have to be planned case-by-case for them to be able to be executed in the most feasible manner. Snow and ice environments are in most if not in all cases ephemeral or temporary structures that will be in use from a period of only a couple of days to a maximum of few months.
Theoretically at least, it would be possible to extend the environments’ life-span but this would require them to be built in places where the climate is controllable, consistently cold and breeze-free or by using unsustainable cooling equipment with enormous utility costs.