savioz fabrizzi architectes
hôtel de la poste, sierre, conversion
citizen’s community, sierre
restaurant 60 places, café 40 places, 14 rooms 3 stars, 1 bridal suite
competition 2005, 1st price
sia 116 volume :
françois meyer architecture, sion
alpatec sa, martigny
hvac engineer :
yves roduit sàrl, sion
bcs sa, neuchâtel
the project is well integrated, reflecting the general character of its location. historically, this site is characterized by the complementarity of the urban environment of the rue du bourg and the rear courtyard and garden space, along the north of the railway. our project highlights the redevelopment of the city hall gardens. this led to the fundamental decision to extend the city hall gardens to the former car park just in front of the hotel de la poste, establishing a direct garden/rue du bourg relationship and giving rise to the further project of constructing a pavilion in the park.
the project plays on the relationship between the mineral and vegetable aspects, which have inspired a new structure seeking to complement the mid-18th century hotel de la poste. the existing space, mineral, orthogonal and compact, offers the necessary protection for the bedroom accommodation. the light, airy annex has a freer form, giving as much façade as possible and establishing relations with the whole of the garden, which is integrated into the park like the neighboring harbor. it provides the ideal infrastructure for enjoying the gardens, reinforcing the idea of offering all sierre residents a quality public space.