Restaurant Zürichberg

Restaurant Zürichberg

IDA14 by Karsten Schmidt
Orellistrasse 21, Zürich, Switzerland | View Map
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Bruno Helbling

Restaurant Zürichberg

IDA14 by Karsten Schmidt as Architects

According to the motto: “Today begins the future of the past”, by Sorell Hotels Switzerland, we oriented ourselves for the restaurant renovation to the typical architectural features of the Art Nouveau halls above the restaurant and reinterpreted them in a contemporary way. The artful neon installations on the ceiling of the restaurant recall the listed stucco work, while geometrical wall reliefs made of light beige fiberglass concrete reflect the subject of the dark wooden panelling. Chairs with textile surfaces in rich colors provide an exciting contrast to the warm room colors.

“The ideas of Karsten Schmidt and his team have conviced us right from the beginning, because they are related to the big renovation in 1995” says Thomas Kleber, COO of Sorell Hotels. At that time, a new basement floor was added to the brick building from the turn of the century, in which todays restaurant is located. With a red-brick exterior the bridge to the past has been created. The circular wooden pavillon, in which the hotel has been extended, creates the path to the future.

Source: Media release 29th March 2019, Sorell Hotels Switzerland

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