LOCATION: ASPEN, CO
SITE METRICS: .6 acre sit w/ hotel, (3) free market units, (3) employee units
SCOPE: LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Hotel Aspen is a transformative project that morphs an existing hotel structure into contemporary, “nordic” lodging. Memories are attainable solely by experience; and phenomenological qualities of place, the catalyst. It was our goal to create an environment, or place, that will be forever-lasting with the internal desire for return.
Here lies the concept of “grotto”; a playful, ephemeral, youthful, tactile setting. The smell of vegetation, the texture of stone, shade from trees, and the sensational plunge into a brisk pool of water, are all qualities to be recreated. This space, in partnership with these qualities, are to house a setting for great future memories.
Garden courts, hotel room terraces, the fire terrace, a viewing garden, dining terrace, the pool terrace, and designated City of Aspen “pubic amenity space” are all components of the site plan that are designed to create this memorable experience.