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Hotel Schweizerhof Bern

Bahnhofplatz 11
3001 Bern


MKV Design
Tel: +44 (0)20 7242 2466

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Project Information

The design of this renowned icon celebrates its 150-year legacy in Bern’s social scene and has transformed it into a destination relevant to today’s business travellers. Stripping-out the lobby allowed MKV to re-imagine the spaces overlooking the busy streets of Bern and create a welcoming retreat. The main entrance was relocated to leave the lounge intact. Since the low ceiling and columns behind the reception desk remained, MKV absorbed these into a series of seating alcoves having a comfortable, residential scale. Classical influences such as the black and white marble floor, coffered ceiling and metalwork are confidently combined with contemporary elements. Above an alabaster reception desk designed in an unconventional form is a theatrical lighting feature. A swirling digital art installation suggests a galactic explosion in an oblique homage to former resident, Albert Einstein. A strikingly modern bronze panel at the entrance echoes the sculptural shape of the reception desk.

Photographer: Robert Miller