Atlantis by Giardino

Rooms 92   Architecture Monoplan   Interior Design HBA
The Original Daniela & Philippe Frutiger

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Rooms
92
Architecture
Monoplan
Interior
Design HBA
The Original Daniela & Philippe Frutiger

Architecture

A THREE-SIDED STORY

This architectural jewel is one of Switzerland’s most important post-war modernist buildings and boasts a striking three-winged, Y-shaped layout. The original Hotel Atlantis was designed by architects Hans and Annemarie Hubacher and Peter Issler in the late 1960s. Bucking a trend of building giant concrete blocks, the architects chose to build a low-rise, three-story building that curves like a concave mirror to catch the sun throughout the day. Though the heritage-listed building was completely renovated by Monoplan, care was taken to retain its significant original elements. A highlight is the reverse printing technique used on the façade, which emulates the original structure’s aggregate concrete front. 

INTERIOR DESIGN

GALLERY HBA

Award-winning London-based hospitality design firm Gallery HBA has designed many of the hotel’s bespoke pieces of furniture, while the Italian manufacturer Molteni has custom-made the furnishings in the guestrooms. The real challenge, masterfully overcome, was incorporating state-of-the-art technology into the existing structure. 

The design creates a clever juxtaposition of urban features and nature. Thus, reinterpretated safety deposit boxes of Zurich’s many bank vaults make up a wall in the bar, while glass flying birds in the ballroom capture the beauty of the surrounding natural world. The hotel’s many public spaces, such as the Cigar Lounge, have been designed as cozy hubs for both its international clientele and locals alike.

INTERIOR DESIGN
GALLERY HBA

Award-winning London-based hospitality design firm Gallery HBA has designed many of the hotel’s bespoke pieces of furniture, while the Italian manufacturer Molteni has custom-made the furnishings in the guestrooms. The real challenge, masterfully overcome, was incorporating state-of-the-art technology into the existing structure. 

 
 

The design creates a clever juxtaposition of urban features and nature. Thus, reinterpretated safety deposit boxes of Zurich’s many bank vaults make up a wall in the bar, while glass flying birds in the ballroom capture the beauty of the surrounding natural world. The hotel’s many public spaces, such as the Cigar Lounge, have been designed as cozy hubs for both its international clientele and locals alike.

INTERIOR DESIGN
GALLERY HBA

Award-winning London-based hospitality design firm Gallery HBA has designed many of the hotel’s bespoke pieces of furniture, while the Italian manufacturer Molteni has custom-made the furnishings in the guestrooms. The real challenge, masterfully overcome, was incorporating state-of-the-art technology into the existing structure. 

The design creates a clever juxtaposition of urban features and nature. Thus, reinterpretated safety deposit boxes of Zurich’s many bank vaults make up a wall in the bar, while glass flying birds in the ballroom capture the beauty of the surrounding natural world. The hotel’s many public spaces, such as the Cigar Lounge, have been designed as cozy hubs for both its international clientele and locals alike.

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