thom mayne adds guest rooms and entrance pavilion to 7132 hotel in switzerland thom mayne adds guest rooms and entrance pavilion to 7132 hotel in switzerland
nov 07, 2016

thom mayne adds guest rooms and entrance pavilion to 7132 hotel in switzerland

 

american architect thom mayne has added new rooms and a new entrance building to a hotel complex in switzerland that also includes work by japanese architects ando and kengo kuma. the site — which most notably includes the peter zumthor-designed therme vals spa — dates back to approximately 1500 BC, when the people of the middle bronze age were among the first to appreciate the soothing power of the region’s warm spring water.

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the stone rooms are made from locally quarried quartzite
all images courtesy of global image creation / 7132 hotel, vals / morphosis architects

 

 

mayne, who leads architecture firm morphosis, was commissioned by the 7132 hotel to design new guest suites — the ‘wood’ rooms and the ‘stone’ rooms. as the names suggest, the former are clad entirely with timber, while the latter are made from locally quarried quartzite — the same material which zumthor used for the adjacent spa. all facilities feature a glass shower in the center of the room, with a balcony that overlooks the alpine landscape beyond.

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the wood rooms are clad entirely with timber

 

 

morphosis was also asked to revamp the resort’s lobby area. now complete, a new entrance building and driveway seek to provide the hotel with a greater sense of arrival, welcoming guests to the luxury retreat. an overhead aperture at the center of the brilliant white structure has been designed to shine a spotlight on visitors, putting them at the center of the scheme from the moment of their arrival. in march 2015, morphosis revealed the design of a planned luxury high-rise hotel in vals, also for 7132 ltd.

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a balcony overlooks the alpine landscape

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a glass shower is positioned at the center of the room

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morphosis was also asked to revamp the resort’s lobby area

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a new entrance building provides the hotel with a greater sense of arrival

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the site includes the peter zumthor-designed therme vals spa

 

 

project info:

 

location: vals, switzerland
client: 7132 ltd
size: each room is 215 gross sqf / 20 gross sqm
quantity: 20 total / 10 stone, 10 wood
program: guest suites
design: april 2015 – march 2016
construction: april 2016 – june 2016
type: hospitality

 

morphosis team
design director: thom mayne
project principal: arne emerson
project manager: robin williams
project architect: robin williams
project designer: paul cambon
project assistants: tom day, kabalan fares, fredy gomez, maria herrero, chip hubert, eric meyer, nicole meyer, lizzy miller, liana nourafshan,one jae lee, colton stevenson, henry svendsen, helena yun
visualization: jasmine park

 

consultants
associate architect: giubbini architekten, chur
structural: WLW engineers, buchs
MEP: marco felix AG, chur
lighting: amstein & walthert, chur

 

construction team
construction management: priora AG, chur., opus GmbH, vals
general contractor: priora AG, chur
curved glass shower: cricursa, barcelona, tuchschmid, frauenfeld

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  • The interior shots show two different stone rooms and two differently clad wood rooms and stone rooms – did Mayne/Morphosis do more than one of each?

    melon says:

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