The ALPINE LODGES are stylish and comfortable holiday apartments featuring modern Alpine architecture. They are straightforward and unadorned, combining traditional regional building culture with a modern flair, without merely copying local building traditions. In order to realise the required modern interpretation of the Engadine in an authentic manner, the owners and managers Bettina and Richard Plattner (Plattner & Plattner AG in Pontresina), involved the architect Hans-Jürg Stricker and the innovative carpenter Ramon Zangger in the design and construction. The result is an accomplished synthesis of contemporary construction and familiar building materials.
By December 2014, alpinelodging will have two buildings and a total of 15 holiday apartments of different sizes, providing about 60 beds. While the first house with its simple concrete façade lies like a stone in the landscape, the second house is a building with an equally distinctive design, with a wooden façade that is at times closed and at times fanned out, showing the possibilities of an original design. In the interior, the earthy colour tones and the natural materials emphasise the interplay of tradition and modernity in the Engadine, by incorporating flat surfaces and edges. Both buildings have a wellness area with a large sauna, steam bath and relaxation room, as well as a fully-equipped fitness room. The accommodation is particularly suited to sports enthusiasts – with or without children – who value individuality on their holiday, whilst still benefitting from a wide range of services and the active village life of Pontresina.