BIG presented the design of a treetop hotel room that was wrapped in 350 birdhouses, created for Treehotel in Lapland (Sweden). The Biosphere room, measuring 34 m2, was designed in collaboration with Ulf Ohman, an ornithologist. It provides a habitat for local birds and allows guests to immerse themselves in the forest. This is the latest addition in a series of rooms designed by some of Scandinavia’s most renowned architects like Snohetta, Rintala Eggerstsson and Tham & Videgard.
BIG’s Treehotel cabin is a local take on the Treehotel cabin. It aims to improve the biosphere and curb the decline in bird populations. “Inventories in Norrbotten County […] indicate that there are a variety of bird species decreasing. The number of natural holes in trees that are suitable for breeding birds has decreased due to forestry. According to Ulf Ohman, a Swedish ornithologist, installing bird nests is an important step in “.
Our addition to Treehotel – The Biosphere – was designed to offer a unique experience to hotel guests. The interior draws inspiration from the forest’s natural qualities and absorbs them. Architecture is driven by the ecological response. Joao Albuquerque is an architect and partner at BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group
Access to the cabin can be made via a suspended bridge that runs from the ground up to the treetop structure. The size of the bird nests that surround the cabin are dependent on their bird species. The dark interior draws guests’ attention outside, while a roof terrace offers panoramic views of the forest. The project will be completed in May.