Courchevel architecture and how much it costs
• The architecture of Courchevel and how much it costs
Let's talk about beauty! About architecture! Today, many are equal to the French ski resorts, including in terms of architecture. In Courchevel really all expensive and ornate, and sometimes luxurious chalets look like they are here for centuries. But in fact, the resort is quite young! Skiing in the Three Valleys area of Frenchmen have mastered in the early XX century, but the construction of the resort of Courchevel began virtually from scratch after World War II. In May 1946, the commune of Saint-Bon sold necessary for this territory.
This is the first hotel in Courchevel "Hotel of the Three Valleys." He had the form of a traditional chalet with a gable roof. The hotel opened in 1947. As you can see, the hotel resembles a later Courchevel chalet hotel, but much smaller.
In the late 40's architects Laurent Shappo, Pradel Denis and Jean-Marc Legrand to create an architectural studio in Courchevel and begin to create in a different way.
Key principles of building there were several:
- construction of a sine using terrain (buildings embedded in the slope, "hang" from the slope, etc...);
- building height should not exceed height of surrounding trees; Housing should be integrated into the environment;
- the southern facades of buildings should be open to residents to enjoy the sun and views;
- the roof must be concave or flat to the snow fall does not threaten anyone.
In general, since the beginning of the 50s Courchevel begin to master architects who are more interested in the bold experiments than classical architecture.
The first new village chalet - Chalet Joliot-Curie Denis Pradel (1949). Due to the abundance of rough stone like a barn.
In 1950 Pradel building is already "chalet on legs", which later became known by the name of its owner - Chalet Lang.
It looks elegant
Chappe invented (or rather, spied in the Haute-Savoie) hut, which in French is called "loft" or "loft".
This is, incidentally, an architectural monument, 1953rd year. Small wooden building is situated on the stone plinth. This miracle Alpine architecture built without a single nail. 10 sq. meters of living space were designed for 6 (!) people. Under the roof it was also a kitchen and a toilet. Today's oligarchs that can only laugh!
Another of the first chalet "The Little Ship" (1951)
Chalet "Morillon", 1956 th
Chalet "Snowdrop", 1958 th
Kindergarten, 1959-th. Similar to the Soviet magaziny- "glass")
"Parallel chalet", 1955-th. As you can see, the architects almost 10 years opted to build houses with flat roofs.
Here is an example of the concave roof. This residence "Arrow" (1960 th)
Another typical chalet of those years.
And this is the first apartment building in Courchevel, "Vanoise", the second in 1950.
In spite of the severe masonry, it is not like the heavy modern hotels in Courchevel.
Then, in the 50s, the first linkage appears in Courchevel.
And the first snowcat on a slope. By the architecture of relationships, of course, it is not just a cool picture.
Airport initially was a simple hangar hut and rolled snow.
The aircraft skied better than themselves skiers.
Then "altiportu" given a modern look.
In general, Courchevel old buildings looked more closely and functionally.
This trend continued a couple of decades. Over time it replaced the visually "heavy" wooden building gigantic chalet.
Rather, typical for later Courchevel chalet gable grew even then, but it was not yet a massive multi-storey structure.
But let's see what Courchevel right now.
Despite all the efforts of the Architectural studio Courchevel, gable roof unconditional victory. Now all the chalets built in classical style in an attempt to mow under the Swiss. It is for such traditional Swiss stone roof. Remember the same Zermatt.
Wide balconies around, carved frames.
Now the only alpine classic. The customer pays for the luxury!
The stone roof look, of course, very cool
The classic chalet gradually increased in size ...
And turns into a wooden giants.
Sometimes there are more old school building), but they look today superfluous at this celebration of life
to rent in Courchevel chalet prices start at an average of 5000 euros per week. For example, for 5500 euros (355,000 rubles), you can rent a house in Courchevel-1550 for 10 people with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a sauna and a room for ski equipment. It should be understood that there are several Courchevel, and the most prestigious is the one that at the altitude of 1850.
Inside, everything plain and wood.
If a house is really populated with ten men, then a man comes a little more than 5,000 rubles a day. But Courchevel is, of course, nischebrodstvo, and to elite Courchevel 1850 is too far away. Here demand chalet rental value of which can reach 45 000, 80 000 or 140 000 euro per week.
Much depends on the arrival time, the prices jump much. And it happens that the book chalets in January is almost two times less than in February. Why do so - is unclear. Probably, most of the luxury chalet in February are empty, and the owners need to compensate for the low demand due to high prices. The more so because their customers are likely to do not care how much to pay 50 or 100 thousand euros. By the way, recently chalet in the Three Valleys appeared Oleg Tinkoff. This is not a personal property, as part of his La Datcha hotel chain. The banker opened one at a chalet in Courchevel and Val Thorens.
I directly with the management of "La Villas" is not contacted, but intermediaries offer to remove tinkovskoe chalet in Courchevel just for 140 000 euros, or 9.17 million rubles (the price per rental week in February). The chalet is also designed for 10 people. With man leaves 131,000 rubles a day.
Appearance La Datcha
common room Interior
Here is an example of an interesting pricing. Chalet "Edelweiss", which the owner calls "the largest and most luxurious in the Alps", is worth 80 thousand euros per week, but this is only a conditional price tag.
For example, renting a chalet for 13 days, from 2 to 14 January, it would have cost 455,000 euros (29.41 million rubles). In fact it is rent a small hotel with 8 bedrooms and bathrooms, its 14-meter swimming pool with Jacuzzi, Turkish and Finnish baths, a cinema and a night club for 100 people. Together with chalet automatically hired staff: personal driver, personal chef, concierge, maid, ski instructor or guide. The chalet can accommodate up to 16 guests, so that a man leaves 141,000 rubles a day.
It looks like "Edelweiss":
The building has an elevator.
Gradually architecture classic mountain chalet have adopted almost all the local hotels giants. This hotel Les Neiges. If the order number for the week of January 30 to February 5 inclusive, the number two here will be worth between 2200 (140 000) to 7,500 euros (475 000 rubles) per day. Total number of the cheapest - 980 000 rubles for a week, and person goes 490 000.
The Hotel Le Bellecôte on its official website boasts "best prices". In fact, a standard double room in it only costs 625 euros (40 000 rubles) per day.
Carlina can also scare the nouveau riche cheap: only 720 (46 000 rub.) To 900 euros (57 000 rubles.) Per day. The date of the same.
Hotel Aman Le Mélézin expensive for these dates: double rooms offer over 1155 euros (73 000 rubles) per day.
Le Denali shows prices only on request. Apparently, it is expensive)
The broken roof of the hotel like echoes the silhouette of a mountain range.
Of course, compare chalet 50s with these buildings - it's like comparing orange folding chairs 70s with carved oak furniture and medieval castles.
plakatiki glorifying architectural and technological development of the resort)
There is a place in Courchevel and modern architecture. Here, for example, built a water park is quite steep.
From the history of the airport
And if you buy? Well, for example, in the Alps troshechku sold for 187 million rubles.