Jurors Deny Support of Morphosis’ Vals Hotel Appointment

A group of five high-profile jurors, lead by Louisa Hutton of Berlin-based Sauerbruch Hutton, have issued a statement through the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) denying any support of Morphosis’ appointment to design the 7132 Hotel in Vals, Switzerland. According to reports, the jury had “significant question marks” regarding the chosen design, ultimately leading to the high-profile competition’s termination when the jury failed to recommend a winner. This seems to be a result of the client and jury’s inability to find common ground.

“The three competing schemes were in principle different approaches, providing fascinating answers to some questions but leaving other important questions unanswered. After an additional appraisal exercise there was no consensus on a winning project,” stated the jury.

Morphosis received the commission ahead of Steven Holl Architects and 6a Architects. The project, planned to be built adjacent to Peter Zumthor’s Therme Vals spa, is expected to be unveiled in March.

News via Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects and AJ

Jurors Deny Support of Morphosis’ Vals Hotel Appointment originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 12 Feb 2015.

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