The architecture of the new building
The new hotel building in Thalwil equals a modern, individual, functional structure. The front facing the street, the actual face of the building, is characterized by its protruding canopy and the row of projecting supports, terminating with the flag poles. The natural stone side walls enclose the horizontally oriented glass surfaces which are emphasized by the protruding balconies. A connecting structure forms the link between the hotel and the neighboring house.
The hotel occupies the main building, with lobby, reception area and lounge located on the ground floor. From here the transparently constructed elevator leads to the upper guest room floors and to the conference area. There, various rooms from 5 to 150 persons are available for seminars, banquets, celebrations and a variety of other events. Two deluxe rooms and a multifunctional conference and event room were installed on the top floor. From there one enjoys a view of the lake and the foothills of the alps and on a clear day of the alps themselves.
The Feng Shui analysis
A Feng Shui analysis was performed, surveying the interior and exterior space conditions of the project. These examinations were instrumental for the choice of colors within the hotel. The interplay of the cubic and the round forms, a characteristic feature of this building, was mentioned in the report as an especially outstanding quality.
A summary of the new building
«Out of the constricted, narrow space of the lot it was possible to erect an individual building with a clear cubic design and with its own face and aura; this in the middle of a row of the existing individual houses. Concerning the interior it was possible to create an exciting sequence of rooms with highly individual molding without having to resort to cheap or far-fetched solutions.»
This is the brief description by the Thalwil architect Chaschper Gachnang.