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

alfredo häberli design development completes 25hours hotel, zurich west

alfredo häberli design development: 25hours hotel, zurich west silver room at the 25hours hotel zurich west image © alfredo häberli design development




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 image © alfredo häberli design development




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 bathroomimage © designboom

a window which looks between the sleeping area and bathroom makes the space feel more openimage © designboom

the platinum room features a blue palette in contrast to the warm wood tones of the furniture and floor image © alfredo häberli design development




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 image © alfredo häberli design development

platinum room bathroom image © alfredo häberli design development

the gold room suite features a purple palette image © alfredo häberli design development




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.

image © alfredo häberli design development

gold room by nightimage © designboom

pillow embroidery detailimage © designboom

wash area and bathroom of the gold room image © designboom





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 areaimage courtesy of 25hours hotel zurich west

main lobby and restaurant area located at the ground floor entrance of the hotelimage © designboom

the lobby restaurantimage © designboom




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 barimage © designboom

view from the restaurant into the main lobbyimage © designboom

morning treatsimage © designboom

extended dining areaimage © designboom

reading nook and communal space situated behind the main lobbyimage © designboom

upstairs above reception there are smaller meeting areasimage © designboom

first floor meeting roomimage © designboom

elevator waiting area featuring special graphics which adorn the walls of the hotel in both private and public spacesimage © designboom

rendering of the lobby image © alfredo häberli design development

rendering of the lobby bar image © alfredo häberli design development

meeting room image © alfredo häberli design development

’25hours hotel’ by alfredo häberli design development, zurich, switzerland image © alfredo häberli design development

exterior image © alfredo häberli design development

  • Mr Häberli might be a good product designer, but letting him indulge himself in his own designs like this is a crime. It’s like walking into his brain, and it’s not very impressive. And the exterior is a generic piece of corporate facade which could be seen in any recent development area anywhere in the world. We’re in Zurich, there are thousands of excellent architects, why hire a product designer to design a building?! The only thing I like is the neon lights over the bar.

    Max says:
  • I was about to say the same thing (and my colleagues too): the only cool thing are the spaghetti-lights. Apart from that, it reminds me a lot of a modern kindergarten and play school.
    Otherwise, I really like Alfredo Häberli’s oeuvre.

    Oliver says:

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