Vetschpartner Landschaftsarchitekten: This unique hotel, situated between the pulsating city and invigorating nature, calls for a sensitive approach to the open space areas. Architecture and landscape merge as an ensemble. The unity of structure and open space will be established over three landscape architectural sequences:
– The forest sequence as a background scenery.
– The hotel sequence as a homogeneous area of expansion with driveway, courtyards and terraces.
– The garden sequence as a opulent surrounding of the forecourt.
These three elements overlap in the topographic and spatial association and create a superior tangible, consistent effect. Passing through the hotel sequence inside the building, the visual references to the open spaces are from all sides visible and offer guests by day and night an exciting series of spatial sequences and moods.

Designers: Vetschpartner Landschaftsarchitekten AG, Zurich Foster + Partners, London Itten + Brechbühl AG, Zurich
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Commissioned by Dolder Hotel AG
Area: 17 500 m2
Design: 2003-2006
Implementation: 2006-2008

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