Construction in the Alps: The Waldhotel Healthy Living is developed in the Swiss Bürgenstock Resort

The building is designed as a stepped house, which flows with the natural course of the terrain

The Bürgenstock Resort above Lake Lucerne will be redesigned until summer of 2017. Along with the Waldhotel, one of the three new hotels, Bürgenstock Hotels AG is also building a Healthy Living Centre. In future, guests will focus on their health amidst the imposing mountainous landscape: for example by improving their physical fitness, relaxing from the stress of daily life or attending individual nutrition programmes. Drees & Sommer has taken over the Construction Management for the project. The consulting and project management company controls deadlines, costs and quality and is responsible for the construction management, initial operation and handover to the building owner.

The Bürgenstock Resort in Switzerland has been a popular conference destination and holiday spot since 1873. With new hotels, residences and business infrastructure, the Bürgenstock Resort is continuing its long history of popularity. The Waldhotel is also part of these extensive measures. It will be built based on a design by architects Matteo Thun and should accommodate 149 rooms and 11 suites, which will vary in size between 37 and 120 square metres. The hotel’s exterior enables it to fit into the forest landscape perfectly. This is thanks to the richly green rooftop gardens and the facades made from solar control glass, which create the effect of a green forest through reflection. By the end of June 2016, two showrooms and a passageway had already been completed. Meanwhile, the series manufacturing of the standard rooms, rehab rooms and suites is under way.