A hotel for bicycles has opened in LillestrÃ¸m, the city 18km northeast of Oslo that has been frequently voted Norway’s best for cycling.
The LillestrÃ¸m Bicycle Hotel was commissioned by the Norwegian National Railway and designed by Norwegian studio Various Architects with the aim of making a "positive contribution" to both the area and locals.
Much of LillestrÃ¸m’s population commute to Oslo for work each day. The hotel, which can sleep 400 bicycles, is not the first in Norway but is one of the largest. It charges a monthly fee for bike storage.
The design is described by Various Architects as a "freeform wooden roof resting on a glass box" that connects to the main square of LillestrÃ¸m train station.
The glass box consists of transparent glass walls and a concrete base that protects the building against traffic.
The transparent glass walls allow natural light to filter through during the day and transform the building into a glowing box at night.
The curved roof of the building is open to the public and is covered in wood and vegetation.
Images via Various Architects