Alpine lodges redeveloped
MoDus Architects have restructured a hotel complex that has decades of growth behind it. The external space created by a new layer of timber on the outside of the Icaro Hotel brings together the existing buildings to form a uniform whole. On the inside, guests encounter plenty of affectionate references to Alpine clichés.
Situated on the Danish island of Bornholm, the Green Solution House hotel features smart rooms and real-time energy and resource monitoring. The hotel designed by 3XN/GXN has raised the bar with its climate-positive timber wing.
A luxury campsite at the foot of Vorarlberg’s Rätikon mountain range has been enlarged, with the addition of ten timber tiny houses. These hilltop chalets are a reinterpretation of the Alpine hut, and their design has won several awards.
The transformer hotel
VALO is the name of a complex on the outskirts of Helsinki that combines hotel accommodation with office facilities. With a dual use that is both efficient and viable, the beds are folded away during the day, making way for fold-out desks.
This project by Foster + Partners for Saudi Arabia is among the most ambitious regenerative tourism developments in the world. Coral Bloom is a paradisiacal destination that is designed to protect and promote the unspoiled nature of Shurayrah Island. Even though there will be eleven hotels, a new lagoon and new beaches.
The redevelopment of an above-ground Nazi-era bunker is Hamburg’s largest building project since the Elbe Philharmonic Concert Hall. With spectacular rooftop gardens and nhow Hamburg design hotel, this new landmark in the heart of the St. Pauli district is sure to become a magnet for visitors.
The InterContinental Hotels Group has established its new Voco lifestyle brand with a focus on casual luxury. Now it plans to build one of its boutique hotels in the world-renowned wine region of Australia’s Yarra Valley, surrounded by 11,000 square metres of lavender fields.