We jointly won an invited competition for a masterplan to develop the Suvretta House estate in St Moritz with the Swiss practice Diener & Diener. It was a formidably good list of architects competing for the commission. The hotel, still in the founders' family ownership, was completed in 1912 and remains one of the most exclusive resorts in the world today, and the only hotel in the Engadine valley with its own access to the mountain slopes.
The brief included the provision of a group of suites to be set in the beautiful wooded landscape; a new spa; arrival arrangement and a separate sports hotel, and ski and mountaineering school. The process of permissions was achieved after lengthy consultations with the Canton and particularly sensitive neighbours. We hope that our vision will proceed to implementation.
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