Bjarke Ingels Group has unveiled the new Hôtel des Horlogers next to its own Musée Atelier, in Switzerland's scenic Vallée de Joux. Guests will be able to ski down the hotel's zig zagged rooftops and into the valley landscape of Le Brassus. The new travel destination will be ready to welcome skiiers in 2020.
From the architect: Neighboring the Audemars Piguet Museum, the Hotel des Horlogers is seamlessly integrated into the smooth topography of the scenic Vallée de Joux. Five zigzagging room slabs expand into a gently sloping exterior path, leading directly to the museum and local ski trails. On the interior, a continuous sloping corridor connects the rooms, facilitating visitor and service circulation. The amenities - two restaurants, a bar, a spa and a conference center - are tucked under the inclined slabs and oriented towards light and views to become individual destinations along the exterior path. From the main access road, the hotel’s tilting slabs frame views of the surrounding Vallée de Joux, establishing a connection between the village and the pastoral landscape.