Strips of this Ariostea material reproduce wood's structure and warmth, with technical properties such as superior resistance to deep scratches, water, heat and chemical agents. They don't require any treatment before or after installation or in the years to come.
The architects decided to use wood and stone together after observing the type of flooring traditionally used in buildings in the valley, where different materials such as wood and stone or river bed gravel are often used together. The choice of Ariostea materials allowed the architects to create particularly elegant rooms, such as the hall with strips laid in a lozenge scheme to look like wood, with stone-like 60x60 slabs set in them; in the restaurant, wood is laid in a "French herringbone" pattern with fields bounded by strips of "stone".
These solutions brilliantly solved the problem of reconciling the hotel's aesthetic requirements (colours, finishes, formats, laying schemes) with its functional needs (long-lasting materials offering easy cleaning and maintenance).
Pontresina - Grisons Canton - Switzerland
189 rooms divided into standard and superior
Restaurant and bar
1800 m above sea level
Designed by Studio CIVICO46