Designed to complement architect Gert Wingårdhs’ green-roofed Öijared Country Club, the Öijared Hotel was similarly designed with a nature-inspired, neutral-toned palette. In contrast to the country club, which features a horizontal profile that’s partially buried beneath ground, the Öijared Hotel is slightly elevated above the forest floor, while the timber cladding emphasizes its verticality. The unfinished strips of spruce give the hotel a textured and natural appearance. The building was painted a dark red to create a strong visual contrast with the light-toned timber.
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The contemporary interior celebrates the forest surroundings through the use of natural wood materials and large glazed openings that frame views of the landscape. In addition to its 34 prefab hotel rooms, the two-story Öijared hotel also includes a conference room, offices, and a double-height lounge with a fireplace. “In the hotel, visitors can experience the silence of the forest and its ability to absorb sound, as well as the enchanting effect of fire,” write the architects.
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