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HGK Therapy and Gastronomy, Davos

The Hochgebirgsklinik Davos, as part of an ambitious master plan for the Medicine Campus Davos, is seeking to reposition itself with a focus on hospitality. The new building for gastronomy and therapy is intended to strengthen the rehabilitation experience, improve the quality of stay and use in favour of health promotion and support the positioning of the clinic.

The gastronomy and therapy wing adjoins the existing main building to the south. This creates a new appearance and a new reception situation. The newly designed foyer moves into the centre and connects the lobby with the campus floor. It thus becomes the focal point in the building and mediates between the public and semi-public areas. This simple spatial organisation optimises orientation as well as the flow of movement and daily routine of the users.

The therapy area with treatment, training and wellness rooms is organised around the two-storey gymnasium and ends with the therapy garden outside.

Analogously, the gastronomy area is organised around the central kitchen, thus creating short distances. The different restaurant areas cover the needs of the private, semi-private and general insured as well as families.

The building volumetry is deliberately kept low so that the attractive view of Lake Davos and the surrounding nature from the rooms is still guaranteed. In addition, most of the programmes that determine the patients’ daily routine are located on one floor. Due to the column plate structure, the construction follows the logic of a changeable building.

Strengthening the rehab experience through repositioning

The striking white aluminium grid integrates the new building into the complex and creates a structural sunshade that guarantees an unobstructed view. Natural materials, bright and clear rooms, differentiated light and colour moods create an inviting, unobtrusive and health-promoting hospitality atmosphere.

Project Details

Kühne Real Estate AG
Internal Team
Jan Gloeckner, Andreas Derrer, Christoph Kellenberger, Oliver Walter, Andrea Prkic, Fabio Gieriet, Armin Zurfluh, Monika Misteli, Marion Höller, Kate Gannon, Claudia Brunier-Ernst, Takatoshi Oki, Manuel Caballero, Luis Villalaz
External Team
Ralbau AG (total contractor), anex AG (domestic engineering), HKG AG (electrical engineering), AFRY Schweiz AG (civil engineering), Sommerlatte + Sommerlatte AG (lighting planning), Edgar Fuchs Swiss GmbH (kitchen planning), BIQS AG (fire protection), Amstein + Walthert AG (building physics), Dean Jaggi (photography)