Reorganize an existing building in a 4-star hotel with a real increase in value for the region. Create more than a stay in the hotel, to allow short term travellers to escape from reality. The hotel is a destination, were we take refuge within a surprising sensory environment between history and contemporary vision.



Develop an existing building by taking its structure into consideration and limiting big transformations.

Using the structure and the concept to create an adapted and unique course.


The concept

To be established in the environment and generate a natural internal force with coal mining as a starting point.
Every space, shape, line is going will be part off the course.


From the light to the heart

The game between light and shade is all around. Purity of the design.

Environmental sound : to find the noise of footsteps on the ground.

Coal : Various tones of black.

Wall of lights: contemporary version of the wall of safety lamps.


The Tunnel

Will become more than just a path, it is the nerve center. Takes into account the existing structure of the building with a long central corridor.
The tunnel is the passage for the minors at the outside of the mine - it is a daily borrowed way. Here it becomes a compulsory passage, a dive into the past and the stroll of serenity.

Structured lines - openings of the tunnel on the outside – light effect by resuming the colors red and blue from the clothes of the minors.
Dynamic space where relaxation, information and entertainment are mixed.


Private Areas

In the rooms we find objects, colors and materials which were a part of the everyday life of the minors. For example the bedside lamp is portable, the coatroom is a cable which we pull from the ceiling referring to the famous room of the hung. The blue stone floor in the bathroom which dressed formerly the partitions of the toilets of the Cazier woods. All in its elegance and subtlety.

Project phase.

Under construction