CharacteristicsSolid wood, ecological, minimalist style, sustainable design
The Max Felchlin AG site is a production facility in the Swiss mountains for high-quality chocolate. The facilities are furnished with solid wood furniture from Zeitraum.
|Architect||Meili, Peter & Partner Architekten AG, Zürich|
|Products||OKITO, OKITO BAR|
The Max Felchlin AG site is a production facility for high-quality chocolate. This influences the architecture of the new company and customer center. The lower floors with reception, factory shop, and offices follow the order of the existing and planned factory facilities and above the more representative training and catering rooms for employees and customers.
It is only in the roof construction that the entire arsenal of local carpentry is mobilized to shape the pyramidal folding structures of the training rooms and restaurant into an imposing roof truss, elegantly and simply weaving the projections into a bar construction. The shadows cast by the fine horizontal lines and the sinusoidally curved silhouette lend the whole thing something Japanese, poetics of austerity and lightness.
Meili, Peter & Partner Architekten has conjured up a roofscape on the industrial building to match the mountain panorama. The high level of carpentry is visible in the construction of the roof structure, inside the pyramidal folds span training and dining rooms. Solid wood furniture from Zeitraum sets off the use of materials in the roof structures perfectly.