Project Jura – Retreat – Saignelegier, Switzerland

Saignelegier, Switzerland

We were invited by Jura Tourism Office among 9 international architecture studios, offices selected for the 2014 Wallpaper* Architects Directory, to envision a new wilderness resort on the mountains of Jura in Switzerland.
A 80 sq.m. accommodation pavilion floating amongst the trees of the dense forest of Saignelégier. The introverted pavilion sleeps up to a group of 8 people along the structure of an elevated ring at a communal dormitory like setting. Access to the common areas, bathroom and kitchen, as well as to the entry-climbing ladder, only happens through the middle courtyard whose area is covered with a flexible perforated net.
It is a playful living area, a massive lying mattress for gazing up to the sky and the treetops, a unique way of experiencing the forest and outdoor living.

Project Team
Leonidas Trampoukis
Partner Team
Saignelegier Camping
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