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Hotel City Garden / EM2N

  • 01:00 - 19 March, 2010
Hotel City Garden / EM2N
Hotel City Garden / EM2N, © Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

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  • Architects

  • Location

  • Architects

    EM2N
  • Project Leaders

    Bernd Druffel, Benjamin Nordmann
  • Project Team

    Stefan Berle, David Brodbeck, Bernd Druffel, David Duca, Christian Gammeter, Ryoko Iwase, Takumi Iyoda, Pavel Kolacek, Claudia Meier, Mathias Müller, Daniel Niggli, Benjamin Nordmann, Andreas Schmitz, Mario Vahos, Boris Weix
  • Structural Engineering

    Berchtold + Eicher AG
  • Mechanical Engineering

    Grünberg + Partner AG
  • Electrical Engineering

    IBG B. Graf AG Engineering AG
  • Client

    MZ Immobilien AG
  • Construction Management

    Ghisleni Planen Bauen GmbH
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

From the architect. The Parkhotel in Zug planned to erect a temporary ancillary hotel building on a public site that in 12 to 15 years time will be used as the services area for a road building project. Despite the limited life- span this hotel was to meet the requirements of a four-star facility and to have an unmistakeable character. We developed this project from the serial character of hotel buildings. The standard layout of bedrooms next to each other is transformed into an expressive building volume by swivelling the module.

© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei

The sculptural façade corresponds with an internal corridor figure; the building is given a head and an end. The idyllic location between the trees on the edge of the woods led to the idea of a reflective façade of polished chrome steel. The facetted building volume mirrors its natural surroundings and transforms the place into a kaleidoscope of building and nature. The short period for which the building will be used called for a time-saving construction method, which led to the use of a combined system (timber frame braced by a concrete core).

© Roger Frei
© Roger Frei
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