Green Solution House, located on the outskirts of Bornholm’s largest town Rønne, is much more than your average hotel. Entering the hotel, which is designed by Danish architectural practice 3XN, is like stepping foot in an innovative, forward-thinking experimental lab where guests can experience what it is like to live in a fully sustainable world without waste. All materials used in the building are either fully recyclable or biodegradable, solar power is used as the property’s energy source and algae are used to clean the sewage water. The property received a brand-new tree-storey addition in 2022 that has an eye-catching terrace and spa on the top floor.
Green Solution House’s waste reduction strategy relied heavily on modularity. There are 22 cabin-style single bedrooms, one double bedroom, and two designated meeting rooms in the three-story addition building, which is made of repeating box-like modules and set up in a staggered formation to maximise natural light. Each room has a covered balcony or terrace that serves as a private outdoor space for guests while also helping to naturally shade the floor-to-ceiling glazing.
A spacious staircase ascends through the middle of the hotel, leading to an upper-floor terrace and spa. The roof terrace, which is naturally also made of wood, offers a very unique atmosphere as you relax in the lovely lounge furniture and take in the stunning forest view. Unfortunately, private parties cannot use the restaurant; only conference attendees are permitted.
The Danish island of Bornholm, located in the Baltic Sea midway between Sweden and Poland, has a varied landscape that makes for an exotic destination – even for its own countrymen. What’s more, it gets the most hours of sunshine in all of Denmark. From the rocky coastlines of the north to the sandy dunes and long beaches of the south, the sundrenched island has that summer holiday vibe down.