Project Name: Chalet Rosalp

Location: Verbier, Switzerland

Date Completed: April 2017

Architect: Cittolin Polli & Associés SA

Construction Company: Cittolin Polli & Associés SA

The Rosalp chalet stands at the heart of the resort of Verbier, it fits naturally into an exceptional setting in a privileged location and benefits from a maximum number of hours of sunshine. The Chalet is ideally situated at 200m from the Main Square and very close to the main ski lift Medran Station and to all other services, leisure centres and public transport and they overlook the valley, facing the eternal snows of the Mont-Blanc and the Combins ranges.

This project, which draws directly on rural mountain architecture, aims to reinterpret the architecture and characteristics of the old mountain refuges, barns, or chalets of the high pastures in a luxurious environment. Quality materials have been used in accordance with the cultural influences and out of concern for respecting the environment. This resulted in the selection of old wood, hewn kilned timber, natural local stone, Norwegian slate roofs and mineral roughcast, applied by trowel in the traditional manner.

Inside, with plenty of headroom, the quality finishes have met the requirements and graces of a modern lifestyle, but always taking care to maintain the mountain atmosphere and leaving every purchaser free to add their personal touch in the choice of the finishes. The planned complex comprises a total of 3 apartments, a restaurant on double height, shops and a gym area, meeting the most demanding of international standards. The Chalet Rosalp will be connected by an elegant and spacious private entrance hall, joining Rue de Medran and chemin de la Tinte, that will also serve as the concierge’s lodge.

Cittolin Polli & Associés SA’s favourite aspect of the project is the integration of the new site and the simultaneous respect of the traditional mountain style combined with modern way to build. The design works so well because the result is a gentle mix between tradition, precisely metered originality, but also innovative and characterful materials.

Photography: Yves Garneau