Biotope - Architechts
The Norwegian architectural company, Biotope, is the first and only architectural firm to specialise in bird-watching. This unusual premise has led to some unique natural designs.
Perched on a cliff top, the Kongsfjord Wind Shelter & Bird Hide is a beautifully meditative sea-watching platform over the Barents Sea. The dark wood cladding reflects the dark rock faces while inside is a beautiful warm Scandinavian interior with huge windows, perfect for sitting with binoculars and spotting unusual seabirds.
Steilnes bird hide is located at the south western point of Vardøya. This area houses the world’s largest population of King Eiders, with flocks of up to 14 000 individuals.