alfredo häberli design development: 25hours hotel, zurich west
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dec 21, 2012
alfredo häberli design development: 25hours hotel, zurich west


alfredo häberli design development: 25hours hotel, zurich west
silver room at the 25hours hotel zurich west
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situated in the middle of the most important developing quarter of zurich, local firm alfredo häberli design development‘s – together with aeberli vega zanghi architects and stefani häberli-bachmann ’25hours hotel zurich west’ greets visitors with a very local design that represents the refined vernacular of the region. a central open lobby and bar offers a social gathering location for a relaxed reunion. a living room with a small library and exhibition space add to the list public activities. the first level contains a conference room and kitchen, used primarily for cooking classes, altogether taking up about 200 m2. the 126 rooms are carefully detailed and named after precious metals – gold, silver and platinum – an allusion to zurich’s reputation as a bank city. topping the structure is the rooftop sauna extending views out to the city.

 

‘in my designs, I try take a detail or a function from a completely different field and bring it over to my current design. I’m interested in the transfer
from one field into another; this leads to brilliant combinations and a higher value. the 25hours Hotel is full of it,‘ explains architect alfredo häberli,
‘my belief is that the central job of the hotel is for people to feel at home when home is so far away.’

 


general view of how the silver room is divided
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the ‘silver’ rooms are generally 22-23 sqm spaces which are furnished with carpets by tai ping, vitra chairs, a queen-sized bed from alias
and bespoke wall illustrations that have all been designed by häberli. particularly suitable for single use, these suites either have an atrium or street view.


pink themed bathroom
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a window which looks between the sleeping area and bathroom makes the space feel more open
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the platinum room features a blue palette in contrast to the warm wood tones of the furniture and floor
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characterized by unobtrusive accents in petrol, the generous layout of each of the eight ‘platinum’ rooms is furnished with a simple design vocabulary
and a king-sized bed.

 


work / office area
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platinum room bathroom
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the gold room suite features a purple palette
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the ‘gold’ rooms have a discreet color palette which compliments the warm parquet flooring. measuring 26 sqm with views of the
small hard turm park and nearby höngg district, the rooms are furnished with a king-sized bed, with a twin set-up upon request.

 


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gold room by night
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pillow embroidery detail
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wash area and bathroom of the gold room
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other accommodation offerings are ‘bunk bed’ rooms with two single bunk beds in either silver or gold designs; and the häberli suite which offers
generous glazed windows on two sides with an exposed free-standing bathtub and king-sized bed. a large south-facing balcony which extends
above the main entrance of the hotel evokes a feeling of royalty.

 


reception area
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main lobby and restaurant area located at the ground floor entrance of the hotel
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the lobby restaurant
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the 25hours hotel zurich west restaurant concept is a collaboration between chef oliver edelmann and storyteller markus stoll, who together have developed a menu and atmosphere which builds a bridge between switzerland and the world. one can enjoy a generous hall breakfast, a light business lunch tea and cake in the afternoon or select from a range of simple dishes for dinner.

 


breakfast buffet served at the bar
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view from the restaurant into the main lobby
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morning treats
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extended dining area
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reading nook and communal space situated behind the main lobby
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upstairs above reception there are smaller meeting areas
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first floor meeting room
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elevator waiting area featuring special graphics which adorn the the walls throughout the hotel in both the private rooms and public spaces
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rendering of the lobby
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rendering of the lobby bar
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meeting room
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’25hours hotel’ by alfredo häberli design development, zurich, switzerland
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exterior
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