Centre for the elderly Du Lac, St. Moritz
Where once was one of the first luxury hotels in the region, a new social building is being created that evokes associations with one's own home. The urban setting clarifies the urban development fallow and contributes to the formation of a neighborhood by offering a (village) square. In order to accompany people who need care and support in a variety of ways and in varying degrees of intensity, the internal structures are geared towards flexibility and efficient processes. On the other hand, plenty of natural light, generous access areas, and open communal areas create a pleasant ambience for living and working.
The motif of the traditional Engadine bay window is recorded and reinterpreted. Each room has a bay window and benefits from a two-sided view. Residents can sit in the window niche and let their gaze wander over the lake, the Alps or the lively square. On the outside, the raised concrete façade refers to the mineral Alpine environment, while on the inside wooden surfaces create a warm atmosphere and remind of the traditional interiors of the region.
Project competition after prequalification, 1st prize 2018
Client: Municipalities of St. Moritz, Sils und Silvaplana
Architect: Bob Gysin Partner BGP Architekten ETH SIA BSA | Mierta & Kurt Lazzarini Architekten
Landscape architect: ASP Landschaftsarchitekten, Zürich
Structural engineer: Basler Hofmann, Zürich
Energy and sustainability: EK Energiekonzepte, Zürich
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