It is always absolutely fascinating to visualize a building with such an impressive architecture.
Even after many years of working as a visualizer, it is still a great adventure to experience up close how forms and structures harmonize in architecture.
But this project surpasses everything, not least because of its LOCATION!!!
DCrap Sogn Gion mountain station
The mountain station in the municipality of Falera in the Swiss canton of Graubünden in Switzerland is in a breathtaking location at 2,222 meters above sea level.
It is located on the Crap Sogn Gion, a peak in the Grisons Alps, near the well-known winter sports resort of Flims-Laax.
Crap Sogn Gion ist durch einen stetigen, ungesteuerten Ausbau zu einem funktionsuntauglichen, sanierungsbedürftigen
and resource-wasting construct. The traditional investment usually meets such a stock with a total demolition.
But there are alternatives to the traditional handling of an outdated and functionally hopeless inventory.
The approach of our client AFF ARCHITEKTEN:
the reassembly of the mountain, the topography and the spatial conglomerate of the volumes already present.
In doing so, they tie in with the history of construction on the mountain, which was a pioneering achievement with the construction of the round building 50 years ago.
To create it, parts of the Télécanape facility at the Lausanne Expo in 1964 were dismantled and reused on the Crap Sogn Gion. Reassemble
The renovation and expansion of the mountain station is not only ecologically sensible, but also necessary from an economic and functional perspective.
Link to the mountain station Crap Sogn Gion Futur: