Treehotel in Sweden is ready to present a new concept which would allow guests to observe the activity of birds in the wild as close as possible. Called Biosphere, it is the work of the prestigious Danish studio Bjarke Ingels Group, BIG, and continues in the wake of the general concept of the complex, which involves integrating the architecture into the environment, generating the minimum impact while making it part of the experience.
With the aim of increasing awareness of the spiraling disappearance of birds in Swedish forests, the building is enveloped with a total of 340 nests that will provide a permanent home for the birds while strengthening the biosphere and natural habitat.
Located in the town of Harads, in Swedish Lapland, about 100 kilometers from Luleå airport, Treehotel is a unique establishment that makes the childhood fantasy of many come true. Its seven rooms, built by Scandinavian architects such as Bertil Harström, Mårten and Gustav Cyrén or Rintala Eggertsson, rise among the trees of a beautiful pine forest next to the Lule river.
All the rooms are different, with such original designs as Mirrorcube, a glass cube covered with mirrors that camouflages itself among the trees it reflects; Bird’s nest, which simulates a giant bird’s nest; The Cabin, which is a room but also an observation platform; or the UFO, designed to be the most unexpected thing you can find in the forest.
Its ingenious architecture, in addition to making Treehotel one of the most famous establishments in northern Sweden, allows the experiences to be totally different depending on whether we stay in one room or another, so that repeating always involves a new adventure.
The Biosphere room, which can accommodate two people, is accessed via a suspended walkway that already prepares the guest for their stay in the treetop. The interior, with simple and functional lines, very much in keeping with Nordic architecture, opens up a 34-square-meter space decorated in shades of gray and touches of black with tasteful organic materials inspired by the surrounding landscape, reinforcing the connection with the outdoors and the natural beauty of the environment.
The highlight, however, are the windows from where you can constantly observe the activity of birds from a privileged vantage point. To offer a greater panoramic view of the forest and the Lule valley, you can access the upper terrace that offers a 360º panoramic view. Like the other rooms in the complex, Biosphere has a full bathroom with shower and, in this case, also a sauna.
The room, which can be booked from next May, is priced from SEK 12,000 per night (1,118 euros).