The Barö – Inkoo

New archipelago hotel in Barösund. The lighting in the project is very minimalistic and has been installed only where really needed.

In June 2021 the new archipelago hotel in Barösund, Inkoo opened its doors. Located one hours drive west of Helsinki this hotel is situated right at the sea and the 12 hotel rooms are all located in separate wooden houses for maximum privacy. The hotel complex is planned to fit the unique environment and to have minimal impact on it.

Saas has been involved in the project from the start and worked with the Barö team to create a special atmosphere both in the rooms and in the surrounding areas. The lighting in the project is very minimalistic and has been installed only where really needed. The rooms, restaurant and sauna all have large windows with sea- and forest views and so the main focus has been to emphasize these.

In the rooms we’ve used a very high-quality downlight called the HD 60 and a bespoke reading light by the beds. In the big windows a lighting profile has been installed to highlight the copper frame surrounding it, to mimic the sensation of a sunset when light hits the surface.

In the restaurant (The Berg) too the HD 60 has been used extensively and sets a great atmosphere both in summer and winter time. The way lighting has been used at Barö again proves how important well-planned solutions are and underlines how easy it is to make a space feel luxurious with the power of light.

Products used:
saas HD 60
saas posh hidden
saas sauna id
saas sauna viiva
saas hot one
saas floor+
saas power spot R
saas power floor
saas power focus IP65
saas power moon
saas superior P IP65 NANO & saas strip rail 20×14
Tube by Esa Vesmanen
Bespoke solutions:
power wall
saas step+ (IP55 version)
Reading light

Architect:
Lena Weckström

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