Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet, Le Brassus (project stage)
BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group 
Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet, Le Brassus (project stage)

Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet, Le Brassus (project stage)

BIG / Bjarke Ingels Group 


The Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet is located within the famous luxury watch manufacturer’s historical complex of workshops and factories. It reflects the innovative spirit of the firm – which has successfully maintained its autonomy as a family enterprise – and is rooted in the culture and nature of La Vallée de Joux. The layout is based on a visitor route that presents the history and process of watchmaking and threads the different parts of the program in a continuous sequence. This strategy is materialized in a half-buried double spiral that is striking yet subtle, functional yet sculptural.

In the year 2017, Audemars Piguet commissioned BIG to build a hotel close to the museum. The design pursues the same idea of the storyline as leitmotiv, but here the program breaks up into several volumes arranged in a slope, connected inside by a continuous corridor and outside by a passable zigzagging ramp directly linked to a number of ski trails. The elevation shows the inclined slabs of the rooms – which are situated at a level higher than the public promenade outside – alternating with those of the communal zones, which take advantage of the space beneath the ramp.


Cliente Client?

Musée Atelier Audemars Piguet. Audemars Piguet

Arquitectos Architects

BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

Socios responsables Partners in charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Daniel Sundlin, Beat Schenk

Jefe de proyecto Project leader: R. Hansen, S. Scheller (project manager), M. Oravec (arquitecto responsable project architect), O. Pupezeanu (diseño project designer)

Equipo de proyecto Project team: A. Mans, A. Peracin, A. Stare, B. T. Smith, C. Thomas, D. Lee, E. M. Mikkelsen, E. Wiskup, H. Laksafoss, I. Ulam, J. Casimir, J. Wu, J. Yoon, J. Beauchamp-Roy, K. Hindsberg, M. Fejcak, M. Lancon, M. Rahman, M. Le Droupeet, N. Kwee, P. Loschetter, P. G. T. Javanaud Emden, T. Bank, U. Rinnebach, V. Lalli, V. Cheng, Y. Juarbe

Colaboradores Collaborators

BIG IDEAS, HG Merz, Luchinger und Meyer, Muller Illien

Cliente Client?

Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers. Audemars Piguet

Arquitectos Architects

BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group.

Socios responsables Partners in charge: Bjarke Ingels, Thomas Christoffersen, Daniel Sundlin, Beat Schenk

Jefe de proyecto Project leader: S. Scheller (project manager), M. Oravec, S. Choi (arquitecto responsable?project architect), L. Arencibia, M. Otto (paisajismo landscape), P. Tehrani (interiorismo interiors), O. Pupezeanu (diseño project designer)

Equipo de proyecto Project team: A. Mark, A. Abdelsalam, A. Frolet, C. Tucker, C. Rivera, C. Thomas, C. Wadey, D. Campbell, E. Duffey, E. M. Mikkelsen, E. Wiskup, F. Portesine, G. Janey, H. Yu, I. Salman, Il Hwan Kim, J. Leenknegt, J. Wu, J. Yoon, J. Poland, K. Hun Chung, L. Zhang, M. Rondell Galang, M. Norvila, M. Jones, M. Mangelsen, N. Gustin, N. Lapierre, P. Loschetter, P. G. T. Javanaud Emden, R. Streboel, R. Hansen, S. Byrum, S. Fu, S. Zhou, S. Wongviboonsin, T. Chew, T. Sodder, X. Wang

Colaboradores Collaborators

CCHE Architecture, Ingphi, Pierre Chuard Ingenieurs-Conseils, Sorane, Duchein, MAB-Ingénierie, Ignis Salutem, EcoAcoustique, Alterego Concept, Jean Pitteloud, Thorens & Associés, DENOGENT SA

Fotos Photos

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