Norway Hotel to Feature a Pool Suspended over a Fjord

By Paul Joseph

Last week we reported on a Maldives hotel that is offering guests the chance to sleep on a ‘net bed’ over the ocean – and today we have an equally dramatic offering.

Proposed for construction by Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio, a soon-to-be-built hotel in Norway is to feature a cantilevered glass swimming pool that is perched right on the edge of a cliff.

The hotel will be situated on a site 600 metres high on Preikestolen, a steep cliff and popular tourist spot in the west of Norway.

The design of the hotel is intended to recreate the thrill of embarking on hiking trails around the cliff while allowing visitors to experience the feeling of “living on and beyond the edge”, in the words of its creators.

Speaking about the unique concept design, Hayri Atak said, “Preikestolen has been one of the most exciting places to me through the years.

“The hotel can be considered a part or an extension of the cliff. I thought that experiencing beyond the edge is much more thrilling in a pool rather than a balcony.”

When built, the entrance to the hotel will be constructed on top of the cliff, which has a naturally flat surface.

It will feature nine guest suites and a shared lounge area, all planned to be embedded within the rock face.

Proposed to be named the ‘Cliff concept boutique hotel’, the property is currently in the very early stages of planning.

By Paul Joseph