Called Audemars Piguet Hotel des Horlogers, the complex will include hotel rooms, two restaurants, a bar, a spa and a conference centre that are tucked under the inclined slabs and oriented towards light and views to become individual destinations along the exterior path.
“The studio expands five zigzagging room slabs into gently sloping exterior path, leading directly to the museum and local ski trails. On the exterior, the building creates a continues sloping corridor, connecting the rooms, facilitating visitor and service circulation,” said BIG in its project statement.
“From the main access road, the hotel’s tilting slabs frame views of the surrounding Vallée de Joux, establishing a concretion between the village and the pastoral landscape.”
BIG will work on this project with local firm CCHE and is scheduled to open to the public in 2020.
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