personeni raffaele schärer architects: aquapark in the alps
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aug 29, 2011
personeni raffaele schärer architects: aquapark in the alps


‘aquapark in the alps’ by personeni raffaele schärer architects, crans-montana, valais, switzerland
all images © personeni raffaele schärer architects

lausanne-based practice personeni raffaele schärer architects has designed a competition proposal for the ‘aquapark in the alps’
located in crans-montana, switzerland. carved into the pristine sitting of the swiss alps and concealed with a green roof, this water
park
is seamlessly blended into the mountain landscape. interior rooms revealed by the shifting topography are enclosed with glass
facades providing impressive views of the surrounding lake and trees. a low roof profile is maintained by submerging building levels
underground minimizing the impact of construction on the setting.


deck with view of mountains

programmatic spaces border an artificial valley formed with smooth rocks
as if eroded and polished by the clear mountain stream.
the ground floor contains the public spaces including lobby, daycare and
restaurant while lockers, fitness, wellness and water spaces
are placed below grade. a cavern-like passageway leads visitors towards a simulated mountain environment protected from
unpredictable climactic conditions.


glass enclosed water park


site plan


floor plan / level 0


floor plan / level -1


section


section


elevation


elevation


elevation


roof structure


conceptual context plan


aerial model


aerial model


model with roof


model without roof


sketch

project info:

competition: 2010 (second prize)
architects: personeni raffaele schärer architectes
client: accm
user: public water park
address: route de la moubra 3963 crans-montana, vs
activities:
water park, swiming pool and green spaces

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