건축디자인 회사, 헤르조그 앤 드뫼롱가 디자인한 서밋하우스는 풍부한 스위스 자연환경(갤런, 보덴호의 그림같은 풍경 )과 이를 적극적으로 향휴하는 휴양생활 제공을 목적으로 건립된다. 해발고도 2,262m에 위치, 케이블카를 통해 접근 가능한 서밋하우스의 입지적인 특징과 지속가능한 랜드스케이프 디자인 전략은 지역 목조건축양식을 투영한 우드 스트럭쳐로 표현, 인상깊은 장면을 연출한다.
이곳을 방문하는 여행객들을 위한 레스토랑과 테라스, 콘서트 및 기타문화생활을 제공하는 거대한 홀로 구성된 저층부와 세미나, 미팅, 개인공간을 위한 별도공간이 상부에 위치한다.
reviewed by SJ,오사
owing to its unspoiled nature and picturesque topography, the historical swiss region of toggenburg has long been a tourist destination of choice for residents of nearby zurich, st gallen and lake constance. as the easternmost of churfirsten’s ‘seven peaks’, the chäserrugg mountain offers a welcoming plateau at 2,262 meters above sea level. here, acclaimed architectural studio herzog & de meuron has completed a summit building, which contains a restaurant serving fresh, authentic cuisine.
herzog & de meuron project team:
partners: jacques herzog, pierre de meuron, christine binswanger (partner in charge)
project team: michael fischer (associate, project director), bergstation (mountain station): beatus kopp, hendrik steinigeweg (project managers) , konzeptstudie (concept study): salomé gutscher (project architect)
roman aebi (workshop), michael bär (associate), frederik bo bojesen, leif buchmann, yannick claessens, santiago espitia-berndt, alexander franz, alen guberinic, justin hui, maria krasteva, victor lefebvre (workshop), severin odermatt, philipp schaefle, kaspar stöbe, christoph wassmann, freya winkelmann
commissioned by toggenburg bergbahnen, an integrated tourism company, the scheme has been designed to reduce the area’s commercial dependance on weather, increase business during summer months, and broaden options for tourists throughout the already profitable winter. consequently, a sustainable landscape strategy was employed with the structure’s form absorbing the language of the region’s vernacular wooden architecture, while simultaneously respecting the site’s impressive surroundings.
set back from the actual summit, the building is accessed via cable-car and, in addition to the restaurant and its adjoining terrace, contains a hall available for concerts and other cultural events. designed to accommodate up to 500 guests, an upper storey offers space for seminars, meetings and private functions. the cable-car was also used extensively during the project’s construction, with 1,200 trips bringing 3,600 tons of material to the mountain’s summit. the building stands as a signal of the region’s intent to develop a clean, natural and culture-based tourism with further projects currently in development.