This buffed aluminium form is a remote restaurant at the summit of one of the Arosa peaks in Switzerland (2650 meters, 8700 ft,) and the work of experienced local architects Tilla Theus.
The design studio recently saw their modest concept come to life as the isolated restaurant was realised in the powdery folds of snow in this picturesque region of the Swiss Alps. The shell of the building is made up of anodized aluminum scales, which were manufactured by façade specialists Scherrer.
The construction of the restaurant was strategically planned so that all materials could be transported up the gondola. Materials were chosen based on size and weight. The structure was constructed from prefabricated timber, which was loaded on the existing cable car system and allowed for rapid construction. The anodized aluminum was then quickly laid over a waterproof exterior structure to protect the building from the Alpine conditions.
The restaurant exudes the warmth and color of a mountain lodge, with the use of warm woods and dark carpets. The 220-seat restaurant has 360-degree views of the Swiss Alps during perfect conditions.