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Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG
Hosoya Schaefer Architects AGHosoya Schaefer Architects AG
Hosoya Schaefer Architects AGHosoya Schaefer Architects AG
Hosoya Schaefer Architects AGHosoya Schaefer Architects AG
Hosoya Schaefer Architects AGHosoya Schaefer Architects AG,
Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG,
Bahnhof St.Moritz,Urban design study 2009 – selected as a basis for planning proposal Client Rhaetian Railway (RhB)
Year 2009
Partner Hosoya Schaefer Architects AG, Zurich, CH (Coordination) Müller Ilien Landschaftsarchitekten, Zurich, CH Archtec, St.Moritz, CH

Railway-Intermodal Station, Congress Center, Hotel, Office-Housing-Commercial Estate (42 000 sqm)

The Albula Line of the Rhaetian Railway (RhB) in Switzerland which terminates in the St. Moritz railroad station had been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. At the same time, the rail infrastructure of the station had to be reorganized and modernized. On this occasion, the Rhätische Bahn (Rhaetian Railway) commissioned a competitive planning study for the urban and commercial development of the station area with international architectural offices.

The project proposed by Hosoya Schaefer defines three distinct plateaus: The station square serves as the main point of access. The lake terrace next to it provides a view to the alpine scenery and is reserved for pedestrians. A congress hotel is positioned at the western end of the site and facilitates the transition to the lake shore one level below. The hill terrace on the eastern end is located above the station square and connects the station area with the village of St. Moritz. It contains commercial public and private functions. 

The levels are joined together by a pedestrian axis which runs from the hillside terrace via the station square to the congress hotel and connects through the Serletta parking garage back to the village center. At the mid-point of the pedestrian axis, the historic station building is located flanked by a new service building. Unobstructed by the new development and returned to its original volume it serves as the landmark for the station itself.

The position of the bus station, facing the pedestrian square and next to the main station’s entrance, results to be very compact in the shape of a rhomboid island. All the bus stops are arranged around this island so that the connecting paths are very short. The passing-through lines don’t need to make U-turn.