Choose elegant design
Own your inner Swiss
It’s the famously careful and inventive Swiss craftsmanship that’s gone into every last detail that gives the space this feeling at once of comfort and possibility.
KOYA is designed with adventurers in mind. Our architects have conceived a building that’s all about connection – between the owner amenities of the lower floor and the surrounding neighbourhood. And between you and Andermatt’s natural world – because this is an apartment ready for anything.
'A masterclass in versatility'
The fixed furniture in KOYA’s apartments is origami-like in its cleverness and the way it unfolds, from the multi-purpose seating area to the discrete yet generous mezzanine.
In conversation with Raf Dauwe
Belgian architect Raf Dauwe of OOS in Zürich brings to KOYA a wealth of international experience in house construction and design, as well as a gift for dreaming in optimal technical solutions.
"When you get over the Gotthard Pass, a whole new world awaits. The weather changes, the climate is different, people are speaking another language. It's like a magical border. And Andermatt is just across the divide.
If you come to visit, you come to ski and to hike, to be outside, to really experience nature. KOYA was designed to reflect this active lifestyle by providing a practical space that is also comfortable and welcoming.
Through mezzanine-style apartments that are multi-use and connected to communal areas, we wanted to give you the most through our design while still remaining sensible. That way you don’t end up with, say, a dining room you never use. It’s also an eco-friendly way of doing things.
The barrier between outside and inside is just as flexible as the interiors. The ground floor housing the shared spaces opens through big windows onto a surrounding winter garden and the piazza beyond. In winter, this creates a sense of sheltered cosiness. In summer, the windows can be opened to let in the outside.
The whole concept of KOYA is based on connectivity. On the large scale and in the detail: the cladding of the interior walls becomes part of the benches you sit on and the platform you sleep on. This multi-purpose design creates moments of joy. Take the winter garden. It transforms into a space you can sit and read your newspaper, while you wait for someone to finish getting ready. And, though you may just spend 10 minutes here, they will be a nice 10 minutes."
Andermatt Swiss Alps AG is transforming Andermatt to become the new height of Swiss Alpine living. With its hotels, sports infrastructure, events programme and real estate, ASA is creating a vibrant community for guests and residents to enjoy, building to the highest possible sustainability standards.
Samih O. Sawiris Chairman at Orascom Development
“The first time I visited Andermatt, I encountered something special: the unadulterated natural beauty of a Swiss mountain village in the heart of the Alps. I was captivated, not only by the village of Andermatt, but by the whole valley. The expansive high mountain Ursern Valley, with its wild and romantic natural landscape, inspired my vision of Andermatt Swiss Alps. Even then, it was clear to me that the soul of this region lies in its untouched nature. I see sustainability as the cornerstone upon which the development is based. I warmly invite you to discover the charm of the Swiss Alps. Step into a world that is closer than you think.”
Begin your new life at KOYA in Andermatt Swiss Alps...