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ehemaliges Sanatorium Schatzalp*

Hotel Schatzalp, Bobbahnstrasse 23 | 7270 Davos
One of the first big reinforced concrete buildings of Switzerland.

1899-1900 by Pfleghard & Haefeli though the initiative of Willem Jan Holsboer; renovated and expanded. Engineers Froté & Westermann. The system of the flat roof with drainage into the interior of the house later became ground-breaking for the constructions of Gaberel. Architecture under the influence of a melting down of various influences: late-classical complex with solariums in the Swiss wood (chalet) style, floor plan of the social rooms influenced by the English country manor, Art Nouveau decoration incorporating the regional Sgrafitto technique.

(Kunstführer durch Graubünden, Hg. Gesellschaft für Schweizerische Kunstgeschichte. Eng. translation of the title: Art Guide of Graubünden, ed. Society for the History of Swiss Art, Zurich 2008. This book has only been published in German.)