Metropolis Design: Water as a rejuvenative element, constitutes the primary experience of the building and provides its symbolic language. The guest accommodation block hovers dramatically over the water and projects into space towards the mountain and sea. It shelters the dining area, itself submerged below water level. Pool decks are arranged as islands in a sea of water, connected by a bridge. The underwater spa with large viewing windows into the pool has a sense of stillness and mystery. The ground floor opens up entirely and entrances the experience of the building as a light platform in a vast landscape.
Publications: Architecture digest, Arch daily
Awards: Cia award for architecture 2011