Food For Thoughts

  • Grindelwald, Bern, Switzerland
  • A reconstruction of the ground floor and first floor of the Hotel Grindelwalderhof into a Co-Working Space next to a new Eigerness Shop and a Community / Workshop Kitchen.
  • The fusion and hybridization of several architectural types (Co-Working, Hotel and Shop) is a reaction to the evolving society. In the process of globalization, tourism has lost its status as a standalone cultural experience and is increasingly merging with its social phenomena.
  • The original chalet character should be strengthened. The Eigerness Shop, with the kitchen on the first floor, is seen as an independent part with a different facade. My intervention reaches from the ground floor to the first floor and thus tries to dissolve the previously predominant pure ground floor use in Grindelwald.

People: Cook, Eat, Gather, Study, Talk, Work

typology: Office, Workshop

Location: Mountain, Village

Material: Concrete, Wood

Contributor: Lara Aschwanden
21 June 2021