Hotel Design Includes Glass Pool Hovering 2,000 Feet Above Norwegian Fjords
Inspired by one of Norway’s most scenic overlooks, Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio has released a spectacular concept for a new boutique hotel. The proposal features the accommodations nestled onto a side of Preikestolen, a cliff that soars nearly 2,000 feet (604 meters) over the Lysefjorden fjords. Already a popular tourist destination, adventurous visitors would have a new reason to make the hike thanks to the sleek hotel.
The nine-suite hotel would be entered from the top of the cliff, with a common lounge area and guest rooms nestled into the face of the rock. The upper entryway would double as a scenic overlook, while real adventure seekers would want to venture to the pool deck. Here, a glass-bottom pool is cantilevered, allowing courageous swimmers to enjoy the water while looking down into the fjord.
The entire concept was inspired by a photograph sent to studio founder Hayri Atak. Thrilled by the photo a friend took during her vacation to Norway, Atak sought to capture the adrenaline pumping scene into his architecture.
All images via Hayri Atak.