Treehotel, the famous Swedish hotel in the treetops of a pine forest has recently added an exotic room: Biosphere. The eighth room of this unique hotel proposal has been designed by the renowned Danish studio Bjarke Ingels, BIG.
The hotel is located 1 hour and 10 minutes from Luleå, in an unspoiled area, a pine forest with spectacular views of the Lule River. The rooms of this unusual hotel complex are suspended in the trees between 4 and 10 meters above the ground and are reached using a ramp, bridge, or escalator.
Treehotel currently consists of eight treetop rooms designed by famous architects and architectural firms. Among them, the following stand out: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård, who designed the room called The Mirrorcube; Bertil Harström, who created both UFO and Bird’s Nest; Mårten and Gustav Cyrén, who are the authors of The Cabin; the Norwegian studio Snöhetta, who are responsible for the 7th room and finally BIG, who put all their creativity into Biosphere, the hotel’s newest addition.
Sleeping in a bird box
Treehotel rose to international fame as a hotel with a sustainable vision and a focus on nature tourism, but also as a place that helps facilitate the conservation of the local bird population. With this in mind, the Danish studio BIG decided to create a room whose facade was composed of 340 bird nests.
The interior of this room is simple and pragmatic. However, due to its solid and open conceptual structure, the guest will be able to enjoy a wide variety of experiences within a relatively small space.
This new Treehotel room is an ecological habitat, where visitors will have the opportunity to watch the nearby birdlife up close and find themselves at the epicenter of nature. Biosphere is accessed through a suspension bridge that descends from the ground to the treetops. Another advantage of this room is that it also offers 360-degree views of the forest.
The interior of this 34m² room incorporates rich dark interiors and organic materials inspired by the surrounding landscape. The reason for this is to encourage visitors to look outside and focus on the natural beauty of the surroundings.
Like all Treehotel tree rooms, Biosphere has an incinerator toilet and Rukkamoinika sustainable water system, with 3 liters of water for handwashing. Additionally, like all the other rooms, this one has electricity, underfloor heating, air conditioning, coffee and tea maker, fresh drinking water, refrigerators, and Wi-Fi.
Treehotel is a concept that emerged after bird experts called for legislation to enforce the prevention of bird deaths attributed to glass facades and architecture. In late 2021, hundreds of migratory birds died after crashing into glass skyscrapers in New York City. Treehotel thus took on the goal of slowing the downward spiral of the bird population in Swedish forests and strengthening the biosphere and natural habitat.