The Forest Cradle

Location: Höga Kusten Stigen >>
Construction Year: 2017
Team: Eva Troive, Lund School of Architecture (LTH), Sverige, Martin A S Vevatne Trondheim School of Architecture (NTNU), Norge, Maren Lovise Øby Trondheim School of Architecture (NTNU), Norge, Louise Hansson Chalmers School of Architecture, Sverige, Anton Valek Umeå School of Architecture (UMA), Sverige
Caretakers: FriluftsByn

The site we were given has a very challenging topography and are located on the border to the national park. It offers a rich flora and is a natural resting place after the steep climb here.

The concept began as floating platforms, both to introduce new ways of meeting nature, minimizing the physical imprint of the project and to trigger a kind of sensory awareness by having a moving floor. The result is the forestcradle. A floating platform of 20m2, hanging from four trees. It invites the visitor to take a well-deserved break and enjoy both nature and each other in different ways.

The platform has an organic floor that creates options for sitting and laying down while focusing on different segments of the surrounding nature.  Like a wave the cradle encloses one, fixing the focus away from the slope and towards the beautiful nature reserve. To protect the trees, we used a special suspension system and reinforced rubber strap.


The Forest Cradle is located on Skuleberget along Höga Kusten Stigen between FriluftsByn and the Top Cabin. Park your car at FriluftsByn and follow Höga Kusten Stigen about 100 meters to reach the Forest Cradle.
Co-ordinates: 63.065241, 18.341940



In the year 2020 ARKNAT won the "Architecute of the Year" awards (Årets Arkitektur). The awards was handed out during the Swedish Design Awards by RUM in Stockholm.