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Fuchsegg Lodge Hotel Design Inspired By Vorsäss In A Remote Landscape _ Ludescher + Lutz Architekten

Updated: Sep 8, 2021

Fuchsegg Lodge Hotel Design Inspired By Vorsäss In A Remote Landscape _ Ludescher + Lutz Architekten



What dimensions should one use for a hotel in a remote landscape?


Architects have already found many answers to this question.


You can use the spatial program to create a monumental object, a grand hotel with the mountains as a backdrop as was the case in many places during the Belle Époque.


One could also design a subterranean building or try and make it invisible in some way.


Perhaps one would come up with this idea today because of the advancing urban sprawl.



We have chosen a third approach to find an appropriate form:


We investigate which settlement forms can already be found in the surrounding cultural landscape.


And we found what we were looking for:

the existing Vorsäss Eggatsberg can be admired at a distance of about 1,000 meters.





What is a “Vorsäss”?


The term originates from the Alemannic Alpine region and refers to a settlement inhabited only in summer, consisting of simple farmhouses with stables, forming a loose settlement without the pretense of being a village.


The buildings are similar to each other, they are oriented according to the topography, they do not form streets and they do not have fences.







Architects: Ludescher + Lutz Architekten

Project: Fuchsegg Lodge Hotel

Type: Hotel

Area: 9846 m²

Year: 2020

Location: Amagmach, Austria


Architect: Elmar Ludescher, Philip Lutz

Statics: Mader & Flatz

Geology Consultant: 3P Geotechnik

Building Physics: Günter Meusburger

Traffic Planning: Rudhart & Gasser

Text: By Architects

Photographs: E. Ludescher, G.Standl, Studio Walder


Source: Archdaily