Taking birdwatching to an entirely new level, Treehotel in Swedish Lapland has unveiled its eighth unique hotel room. Introducing Biosphere, an incredible suspended cabin featuring 350 bird houses
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it… a hotel room? Designed in close collaboration with Treehotel and Swedish ornithologist Ulf Öhman, the incredible new BIG-designed hotel room will bring 350 bird houses to the renowned Treehotel in the small village of Harads, Swedish Lapland.
Suspended in the pines of Harads, BIG’s unique design seeks to enhance the surrounding biosphere. It will be the eighth hotel room on the property, which features individually designed abodes from some of Scandinavia’s most renowned architects including Snöhetta, Rintala Eggerstsson and Tham & Videgård among others
The latest hotel room, a 34m2 space named ‘Biosphere,’ is designed to attract wildlife and to fully immerse guests in the surrounding forest. BIG was invited to design the eight room by founders Kent and Britta Jonsson-Lindvall in 2020 and will be open to guests from May 2022.
Situated about 70 minutes drive from Luleå airport in northern Sweden, the incredible property is a must-visit for any luxury traveler this spring.
Biosphere amplifies Treehotel’s focus on sustainability and natural tourism, helping facilitate the conservation of the local bird population: the treetop hotel room with a façade containing 270 bird nests, Treehotel aims to decrease the downward spiral of the bird population in the Swedish woods and instead strengthen the biosphere and natural habitat.
Inside, the sleek interior of the cabin incorporates rich dark interiors and organic materials inspired by the surrounding landscape, which further serve to reinforce the visitors’ view outwards and to focus on the natural beauty of the surroundings. Guests will also have access to a roof terrace, positioned close to the treetop canopies, with a stunning 360-degree view of the forest.
BIG Founder & Creative Director, Bjarke Ingels explained more about his vision for the space: “I got to spend a few days and nights in some of the Treehotels rooms right before the pandemic, and left with a sense of rejuvenation from a complete immersion in nature.
I couldn’t help wondering if there was a way to take the immersion one step further – and almost instantly the idea of inviting not only the human visitors but also the resident bird and bat population to cohabit a spherical swarm of nests came to life.
After our first conversations with the chairman of the Norrbotten Ornithological Association we were relieved to learn that birds don’t leave droppings where they nest – so there is hope for the glass to remain clear within this cloud of aviary architecture.”
Kent Lindvall, founder and co-owner of Treehotel added: “We are very happy to initiate a project together with yet another group of leading Scandinavian architects, the renowned Danish BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group. This completes our goal of working with architects from all the Scandinavian countries”.
Opening May 2022. Find out more and start the adventure via treehotel.se