Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Arosa

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Several project proposals were submitted for rebuilding the wellness area of the 5-star Tschuggen Grand Hotel. The proposals submitted by Studio Botta and Fanzun were shortlisted and reworked. Studio Botta’s proposal was accepted and the winner appointed second-ranked Fanzun as a partner to implement the project.


A wellness area with superlatives of everything that a guest might wish for, was handed over to the operator after 18 months of construction. Perched on a slope, the interiors of the wellness area are impressive for their neat, sophisticated architectural lines and reduced choice of materials comprising just wood, stone and glass.


Extending over 5000 m², the wellness area was built behind the mighty hotel complex into the mountainside. The lack of a direct view was offset by creating abstract tree-shaped lighting sources for the guest areas. A delicate, finely walkway links the wellness area with the existing building of the Tschuggen Grand Hotel.


Developer: Tschuggen Hotel Group AG
Completion: 2007
Project type: Competition, New structure
Project author: Mario Botta Architetti, Mendrisio
Construction costs: CHF 35,5 Mil
Scope of services Cost Planning, Bids & Tenders, Construction Supervision, Cost Control, Scheduling, Quality Assurance, Commissioning, General Planning, Civil Engineering, Overall Supervision in cooperation with Mario Botta

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