Sustainability as a top priority

The new hotel replaces the ageing infrastructure at Schwägalp. The new construction and the resulting integration into the natural environment has changed the appearance of Schwägalp for the better. Once overshadowed by the traditional, massive mountain inn, the terrain is now a gentle Alpine landscape. The hotel is a hybrid construction comprising reinforced concrete and timber. The outer walls consist of shell elements with pre-installed windows, which were clad with a larch facade. The massive timber construction elements were transported to Schwägalp on flatbed lorries. The large roof beams and elements were placed directly on the shell and installed by us. The first floor and the three hotel room floors above that have a wooden facade, in which the Appenzell-style decorative elements are integrated. The working conditions were not always easy due to the heavy rain, but that did not stop our team.

Project details

Säntis-Schwebebahn AG
Schällibaum AG
Project type:
Hotels and restaurants
Construction type:
Wood element construction
Timber construction
Schwägalp, Switzerland
Facade view of the Hotel Säntis and view of the Säntis at dawn

Harmoniously integrated into the Alpine landscape

Facade view of the Hotels Säntis and view of the Säntis at dawn

Pre-weathered larch facade

Hotel Säntis dining area with wooden furnishings. The walls are decorated with traditional Swiss imagery.

Interior design with a regional accent

A glazed door separates the spacious bedroom from the bathroom. The room is furnished to a high standard and is bathed in light thanks to the large window.

High-spec guest rooms

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