Usually in the spotlight for their exquisite timepieces, Audemars Piguet’s new project is quite a departure from the norm. The company had tapped the famous Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) to design a hotel for them in Switzerland and BIG has just given the world a glimpse at their ambitious plans. The most striking elements of the Audemars Piguet Hotel des Horlogers are the zig zagging room slabs that give the hotel a surreal look.
Each level of the hotel appears to be tilted off base with the rooms reducing in size towards the ends. These sloping floors are almost a nod to the surrounding ski slopes.
Inside, a long and continuous corridor connects the rooms. This is probably not the Swiss chalet you imagined, but it promises to be a niche choice for non-traditionalist vacation-skiers.
The hotel will boast two restaurants, a bar, a spa and a conference centre which will be positioned under the sloping slabs in a way that orients the spaces towards the light and makes them accessible from the exterior of the building.
Construction on the hotel has already begun and it will reportedly be complete in 2020.