Mendoza
CommercialHospitalityRetail
CommercialHospitalityRetail
Project typeWinery, hospitality, retail
StatusIn progress
LocationUco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
TimeOngoing

The Uco Valley in the province of Mendoza is located in the foothills of the majestic Andes Mountains. Wine produced in this region is considered among the best in Argentina. In this context, GRAFT was commissioned to design a unique location dedicated to wine production, based on the AQUI brand’s philosophy of bringing people together through wine. To underline this, the winery also offers guest accommodation developed around the idea of creating rituals for a community brought together by their passion for wine.

FARFALLA VERDE
Hospitality
Hospitality
Project typeHotel
StatusCompetition
LocationSirmione, Lake Garda, Italy
TimeOngoing
Size8,700m²

The Single Parenting Retreat lies at the southern tip of Lake Garda on a small promontory that offers a breath taking panoramic view of the lake and the Alps beyond. GRAFT designed a building that responds to the specific characteristics of this location.

youth hostel munich
HospitalityAdaptive Reuse
HospitalityAdaptive Reuse
Project typeYouth Hostel, Multi-Family
StatusUnder construction
LocationMunich, Germany
TimeOngoing

Meeting place between origins and departure The Bavarian association of German youth hostels invited five architecture offices to design the modernization of one of Germany’s oldest hostels located in the centre of Munich. Primary focus was given to the extension of the existing building with an innovative and high quality design that embodies the fundamental values of the association in a new way.

 HOTEL AND SPA SEEZEITLODGE
Hospitality
Hospitality
Project typeHotel
StatusBuilt
LocationGonnesweiler, Germany
Time2015–2017
Size12,000m²

The Hotel and Spa Seezeitlodge Bostalsee occupies an advantageous position in its natural surroundings, overlooking a serene lake from a wooded promontory. GRAFT’s design aims to build on and enrich the character of the location. The building figure is a product of the surrounding topography. The hotel connects the realm of the wood with the expanse of the lake, mediating between the land and the water.

Rose Square
Urban PlanningHospitality
Urban PlanningHospitality
Project typeFirst prize competition, urban development
StatusIn progress
LocationTbilisi, Georgia
Time2016
Size8,000m²

In 2016 GRAFT won a competition to design Rose Square, one of the few public spaces in the city of Tbilisi. It is uniquely situated between the Radisson Blu “Hotel Iveria” and Radisson Telegraph, with an open view to the north of the city. Currently it is little more than an in-between space used for parking.

BRLO BRWHOUSE
HospitalityModular Architecture
HospitalityModular Architecture
Project typeMobile brewery and beer garden
StatusBuilt
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2016
Size1,821m² (GFA)

In Berlin, on the site of “Urbane Mitte” between eastern and western part of Gleisdreieck Park, a mobile brewery and beer garden designed by GRAFT has been erected in summer 2016. The building volume of BRLO BRWHOUSE combines gastronomy, events, administration and the art of brewery and is remarkable for its container architecture in modular design.

old mill hotel belgrade
HospitalityAdaptive ReuseHighriseHistoric Preservation
HospitalityAdaptive ReuseHighriseHistoric Preservation
Project typeHotel, Adaptive Reuse
StatusBuilt
LocationBelgrade, Serbia
Time2013–2014

In the white city of Old Belgrade, near the banks of the River Sava, GRAFT transformed the historic building of the “Old Mill” into a 4-star hotel. The ambitious interior concept embraces the existing historical structure and enhances it with new materials, colors and shapes, bringing out its original qualities and creating a unique visual experience.

Hotel Lofer
Hospitality
Hospitality
Project typeHotel, tourism and residential development
StatusCompetition, First prize
LocationLofer, Austria
Time2014
Size16,800m²

The Hotel Lofer is the first “premium common good resort” of its kind and encompasses a hotel complex, café, villa, staff hotel and premium residence area, as well as a community-oriented enterprise. The design of the complex in Lofer near Salzburg (Austria) was awarded first prize in an open competition in which the local population were invited to participate in the judging.

Family house Sankt Augustin
HospitalityHighrise
HospitalityHighrise
Project typeFamily house, hotel
StatusBuilt
LocationSankt Augustin, Germany
Time2012–2014
Size2,860m²

The Family House is a charity that provides space and a home for families whose hospitalized children are in the process of receiving medical treatment. The house, a dynamic bending structure, finds its resting position on top of a small hill in the surrounding topography.

Hotel gammarth
HospitalityUrban Planning
HospitalityUrban Planning
Project typeMasterplan, Hotel, Interior Design, Single-Family Houses
StatusDesign
LocationTunis, Tunisia
Time2013
Size5,000,000m²

GRAFT was commissioned to plan a 5-star hotel and adjacent residential area in Gammarth, Tunisia, that will be a new destination for international travellers as well as locals.

Mystery Bay
HospitalityUrban Planning
HospitalityUrban Planning
Project typeMasterplanning, tourism development
StatusDesign
LocationHainan, China
Time2013
Size55,800m²

Mystery Bay to the south of the Lingshui Bay development offers a special combination of qualities that make it an ideal place for a hotel resort. In addition to its pristine beaches, the resorts’ secluded bay, enclosed naturally by a steep mountain ridge to the north east and steep cliffs at either end.

bab atlas
Hospitality
Hospitality
Project typeHotel and resort design
StatusDesign
LocationMarrakesh, Morocco
Time2012
Size40,000m²

wokalicious cover
Hospitality
Hospitality
Project typeRestaurant
StatusBuilt
LocationBerlin, Germany
Time2011
Size300m²

Wokalicious – from ‚wok’ and ‚delicious’ – is Thai fusion cuisine from finest ingredients. Situated in the heart of Berlin-Mitte in the just accomplished ‘Hackesches Quartier’, the spatial concept reflects the character of the menu: light, organic and natural, in a balance of diversity and clarity.

city centre
HospitalitySports and RecreationCommercial
HospitalitySports and RecreationCommercial
Project typeHospitality, Bar, Club
StatusBuilt
LocationLas Vegas, U.S.A.
Time2010
Size16,000m²

City Center is a mixed-use, 18 million square feet development by MGM Mirage that features buildings by several world-renowned architects. The unique 76 acre urban resort is located in the heart of Las Vegas’ famed Strip and is a collection of luxury hotels, condominiums, casinos, shopping facilities, and entertainment venues, which include Aria, Vdara, the Mandarin Oriental, Veer Towers and Crystals. To date, it is the largest privately financed development in the history of the United States and is also the largest LEED Certified project in the world.

Changbaishan Ski Jumps
Urban PlanningSports and RecreationHospitality
Urban PlanningSports and RecreationHospitality
Project typeUrban Planning
StatusDesign
LocationWangtiane, Changbai Mountain, Jilin Province, China
Time2010
Size6,000,000m²

After two decades of infrastructural and urban development, China is now also expanding rapidly in the tourism sector. To promote faster growth, the Chinese government declared several “tourism formation zones”. One of these is the area around the spectacular Changbai volcano in the province Jilin. GRAFT was asked to design and plan the “Changbai Mountain Slopes”. The entire project extends to six million m² at three different locations.

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