Project's Summary

Located in Basel, Switzerland, the IBIS Styles hotel recently underwent a stunning transformation in its lobby, thanks to the innovative design by Bruno Huber Architetti. The architects chose WOOD-SKIN as the ideal material to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing surface. With its unique 3D surface and mesh sheets, WOOD-SKIN added a touch of elegance to the hotel's entrance.

One of the primary features of the lobby design is a sun-blocking curtain that gracefully spans over the glass entrance. This curtain not only serves its practical purpose but also enhances the acoustic comfort of the space. By utilizing the exclusive semi-rigid characteristics of WOOD-SKIN, the architects were able to create intimate waiting areas for the hotel guests, ensuring their privacy and comfort.

The choice of materials for this project was carefully considered. Okumè, a high-quality wood, was selected as the base material for the surface. To achieve a sleek and modern look, a white laminate finish was applied. This combination of materials not only adds a touch of sophistication but also complements the overall design aesthetic of the IBIS Styles hotel.

The pattern chosen for the WOOD-SKIN surface is called Classic B. This pattern adds a subtle yet captivating texture to the lobby, creating a visually appealing focal point. The intricate design of the mesh sheets adds depth and dimension to the space, making it a captivating feature for hotel guests and visitors alike.

The transformation of the IBIS Styles hotel lobby showcases the versatility and beauty of WOOD-SKIN as a design material. Its ability to be shaped and molded into intricate patterns and surfaces allows architects and designers to bring their creative visions to life. The use of WOOD-SKIN in this project not only adds a functional element to the lobby but also enhances its overall ambiance, creating a welcoming and visually striking space.

In summary, the collaboration between Bruno Huber Architetti and WOOD-SKIN in the redesign of the IBIS Styles hotel lobby in Basel, Switzerland, has resulted in a stunning and functional space. The use of WOOD-SKIN as the primary material for the lobby's surface has added elegance and sophistication to the entrance. With its unique 3D surface, mesh sheets, and intricate pattern, WOOD-SKIN has transformed the lobby into a visually captivating and acoustically comfortable area for guests to enjoy.

Project's associated companies