High up on Bürgenstock mountain, the rustic landscape comes face to face with modern architecture, history encounters the 21st century and natural forms meet geometric shapes. Products from the Streetlife Rough&Ready and Solid Series highlight these wonderful contrasts while providing a visually attractive coherence.
Nestled in the Alps, the Bürgenstock Resort (874 metres above sea level) perches on a ridge overlooking Lake Lucerne in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden. The mountain ridge itself offers hikers incomparable views. Surrounded by the Alps and with the lake and the city of Lucerne at their feet, tourists visit the area to enjoy breathtaking panoramas, the rejuvenating spas and the luxurious hotels, restaurants and shops.
Bürgenstock Resort is an icon of the Swiss hotel industry. The Palace Hotel opened in 1873 followed shortly by a second hotel and a cableway that connected the village with the valley. In the 1960s, Bürgenstock became a meeting place for the rich and famous. Hollywood stars such as Audrey Hepburn and Sophia Loren resided here along with tsars and grand dukes. In 2008, it was decided to renovate and expand the resort as part of a major phased modernisation project. The work was completed in 2017 with the opening of the new Waldhotel.
Dové Plan AG was commissioned with the landscape planning of the surrounding Alpine garden. The firm designed a green oasis traversed by an organic path that widens in several places. These open spaces serve as a retreat, offering seating and spectacular views of the Alpine panorama.
The environment is characterised by striking but pleasant dualities. For instance, the rustic garden and the rural ambience contrast with the modern, luxurious architecture. This contrast is also reflected in the Streetlife street furniture. Products from the Rough&Ready and Solid Series were chosen to highlight the surrounding dualism. The robust character of the Rough&Ready beams (7x15 cm) is juxtaposed with the contemporary, refined appearance of the Solid slats (7x7 cm). Due to the coherence between the different product series in the Streetlife collection, a uniform appearance nevertheless emerges.