Turkish Architect Designs A Cliffside Hotel Hanging Almost 2,000 Ft Above A Norwegian Fjord


Hayri Atak is an Istambul-based Turkish interior architect who founded the Hayri Atak Architectural Design Studio back in 2017. The architect is known for his futuristic and innovative designs and recently he surprised us once again – this time by designing a concept for a breathtaking hotel hanging on the side of a Norwegian cliff.

The Cliff Concept Boutique Hotel would be situated atop the Preikestolen (or Pulpit rock) cliff located in Western Norway and rising 604 metres (1,982 ft) above the Lysefjorden fjord.

Turkish architect Hayri Atak has designed a concept for a breathtaking hotel on a Norwegian cliff

One of the most interesting features of the hotel would be the infinity pool hanging hundreds of meters above the fjord, suspended by two massive ropes. Just imagine the breathtaking view you’d see while floating on your inflatable mattress, sipping a piña colada!

“The pool was the one and only design element of the project,” Atak told INSIDER. “A pool hanging under the cliff by itself scared me.”

When asked why he chose this exact location, the architect said the Pulpit rock was one of the most exciting places to him through the years.

The Pulpit rock is located 604 metres (1,982 ft) above the Lysefjorden fjord

“One day a friend of mine sent me photos of ‘the rock’ she captured during her Norway trip. The photos were taken right behind the edge of the gigantic rock,” said Hayri.

“Even though I wasn’t there, I experienced the adrenaline of being on the edge. Then I dreamed of living on and beyond the edge. Simply, I just wanted to carry this experience beyond the edge.”

Even though the renderings of the hotel look incredible, the design is still a concept and there currently are no plans of building it.

If you like crazy concepts, don’t forget to check out Infinity London, the infinity pool 700ft above London!


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