Sustainable by design 2050

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Jugendherberge Scuol

Jugendherberge Scuol

Photographer: Ralph Feiner, Malans

Jugendherberge Scuol

Photographer: Ralph Feiner, Malans

Jugendherberge Scuol

Photographer: Ralph Feiner, Malans

Jugendherberge Scuol

Photographer: Ralph Feiner, Malans

Jugendherberge Scuol

Photographer: Ralph Feiner, Malans

Jugendherberge Scuol

Photographer: Ralph Feiner, Malans

Jugendherberge Scuol

Photographer: Ralph Feiner, Malans

Jugendherberge Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Architect
ARGE Sursass, 7550 Scuol / Marisa Feuerstein, Annabelle Breitenbach, Jon Armon Strimer, Men Clalüna
Engineers/Specialists
Fanzun AG, 7000 Chur, Maissen Elektroplanungen, 7504 Pontresina, HLKS: Zurfluh Lottenbach, 6005 Luzern, Acustics: Kuster + Partner AG, 7500 St. Moritz, Physician: Strimer architects SA, 7546 Ardez
Further Specialists
Light planning: Men Clalüna, 7503 Samedan / Kitchen planning: Culinex AG, 4624 Härkingen
Location
Western Europe - Switzerland - Scuol
Climate Zone
mountains
Design status
build
Date of completion
0
Building Costs
7670000 CHF
Heating Energy (kWh/m²a)
88
Cooling Energy (kWh/m²a)
20
Cooling / Heating-System

heat pump / natural cross ventilation / solar pannels for warm water

Use of renewable ressources - low tech
natural cross ventilation, evapoartive cooling
Use of renewable ressources - high tech
solar heating, heating pump, energy recuperation
Renewable, recycled, recyclable and innovative materials

renewable: windows and interiors with local larch / recyclable: outside Isolation with Flumroc / Minergie Eco certified

Key Sustainability aspects
solar building integration, vernacular building strategies, public spaces, accessability for disabled, renewable building materials, recycling and reuse, ecological building materials, integrated planning process, participation of users in planning process, low cost design, use of innovative design tools
Social and ethical responsibility

The Swiss Youth Hostels are thought for quality, social responsablity and ecological tourism for young people and families. Economy, society and ecology are the central idea. The Swiss Youth Hostel in Scuol integrates modern architectural elements in a local tradition of buildings in Engadin. The costs had to be kept low to guarantee the low pricestructure of the Swiss Youth Hostels. Since the beginning there has been a collaboration with the local farmers, who are the owners of the land where the Swiss Youth Hostel stands.

Ressource efficiency and environmental impact

The building is certified Minergie Eco and works with 100% renovable energies. It was important to take local, natural and not treated materials. Controls had to be made. To have shorter driveways, local contractors were favored. The Youth Hostel in Scuol recieved three prices at the "Award für Marketing + Architektur 2010": main price, price of cathegory and price "Green Technology". It also received the 3rd price of Hans E. Moppert, the "EU-Umweltlabel" and the "Steinbock Nachhaltigkeitslabel".

Economic lifecycle perfomance

The Hostel in Scuol was realized with the help of Scuol and of the "Bergbahnen Motta Naluns Scuol". It is calculated that after 25 years a big restoration is possible. With the actual utilisation this purpose is more than reached. Because of the architectural and the ecological quality the Hostel in Scuol has a big feedback in the medias and is a great publicity for the image of Swiss Youth Hostel in the whole country.

Contextual performance and impact

The concept of the Swiss Youth Hostel in Scuol is a building, that is thought for this specific site. Volume, form, materials: all this is inspired by the old houses in Engadin and arranged in a modern way, satisfying the contemporary needs. The Youth Hostel is built in an outside quarter of Scuol, next to the railway station. The site is characterized with singolar buildings and streets. A monolithic building was the only right answer to this site, with the strenght and the compactness of an old house of Engadin. Thick walls and deep embrasures characterize the fronts.