From blueprint to building
September 23, 2022
Andermatt Reuss has been growing steadily since 2007. All apartments in the 15 completed buildings are sold. Preparing all 42 apartment buildings for occupation calls for inspired design ideas and planning expertise.
In charge of the Andermatt Reuss development at Andermatt Swiss Alps are Agostino Franzosi, Head of Real Estate Development, and Russell Collins, Head of Sales & Marketing. They have been working together for seven years and both live in Andermatt. A few factors must be taken into account before building homes can be envisaged.
Being familiar with market needs is most important of all. What type of apartment is currently in demand at a mountain destination? Our concept for future buildings is based on this demand.
As soon as the decision to build a residence with studios or family or exclusive apartments has been taken, planning begins. The basic structure of Andermatt Reuss is mapped out in the 2008 land use plan.
The land use plan sets out the form and nature of the development, but when it comes to interior design, we have a free hand. The result is a wide variety of different apartments in Andermatt Reuss.
Agostino Franzosi and Russell Collins are drafting the concept for the new building projects, which involves cooperating with a string of leading interior designers to breathe life into these visions.
Creating outstanding design and utility is one of the key aspects. A process that is closely supervised by Russell Collins, who will use the insights he has gained as the author of an informative brochure and website for prospective buyers. The most recent homes completed in Andermatt Reuss were largely sold before they left the drawing board. As Collins explains, “This means that we cannot show clients the actual apartments but rely on visualisations and plans to describe how they will look once they are built.” Marketing and sales are all the more challenging as a result. On the other hand, it gives buyers the chance to include their wishes in the interior design.
The building project is not only a vision for the present, but the future too. The apartment houses are built as much as possible out of materials from the area and meet the Swiss Minergie standard (low-energy standard). In addition, climate-neutral electricity from wind and water is used. Heating is provided by district heating from the wood-chip-fired power plant in Göschenen.
If you would like to know more about our upcoming projects and our vision for Andermatt, you will find a model of the entire development in the Sales and Information Centre.