philippe starck's maison heler, a phantasmagoric hotel and habitable work of surrealism
 

philippe starck's maison heler, a phantasmagoric hotel and habitable work of surrealism

philippe starck unveils plans for a unique phantasmagoric 14-story hotel in the newly developed heart of the provincial city of metz. the maison heler will comprise a monolithic building topped by an 18th century traditional alsatian home, imagined by starck as a surrealist construction like a habitable, poetic work of art.

 

the monolithic plinth will host 119 guest-rooms and suites, forming a base for the maison helere ‘house’, complimented by a rooftop terrace and garden, peppered with local trees and panoramic views of the city. inside, a restaurant, lounge bar, gym and private meeting spaces will form a hub of amenities for both guests and local residents to enjoy.

philippe starck's maison heler, a phantasmagoric hotel and habitable work of surrealism
images courtesy of philippe starck

 

 

this project is an ‘out-of-scale’ phantasmagoric architecture,’ said philippe starck.it’s a game about uprooted roots, a symbolic construction of the lorraine region.’ 

 

the project will be the first hotel in europe entirely created and developed from the ground up by philippe starck who presents maison heler as part of the hilton group brand’s curio collection, a portfolio of nearly 50 upper upscale hotels handpicked for their character and personality. it highlights the social, ecological and economic development of metz, in the quartier de l’ampithéâtre, a neighborhood dedicated to culture, housing and business.

 

  • Nice whimsical unexpected … strikes my fancy

    LEONARDO SIDERI
  • Starck must have had his inspiration on one of his visits to Buenos Aires, where a very similar building, commonly refered to as “el chalecito de la 9 de julio” exist on top of a ten story building since the 1920’s

    Lewita Malizia

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