Web Exclusive | August 2014
Golden wave-like façade at the InterContinental Davos Hotel
The InterContinental Davos Hotel designed by Munich Architects Oikios has created waves in the design industry with its fabulous gold coloured steel façade with undulating sections that slightly overlap creating a wave-like pattern. Inspired by the pine cones found abundantly in the forests nearby, the waves create openings in the façade around the balconies for the 216 rooms and 38 residences.
To achieve the desired effect, façade specialists Seele were roped in and three-millimetre sheet steel, with a champagne-coloured metallic coating, was chosen over aluminium as it was cheaper and less susceptible to changes in length that occur with temperature fluctuations. The panels were manufactured in the Czech Republic and transported to Davos by road, secured in bespoke frames. Inside, facilities include a restaurant, conference rooms and a sky lounge on the 10th floor, with interiors by Swedish firm Living Design.
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