Location: Ussri Allmi, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
Simurg - an Uzbek mythological bird, the one that helped the ancient epic warriors of the Orient in their struggle for truth and happiness, and told them their fortunes. This 600-bed hotel is located on a two-hectare site at the intersection of Karl Marx Road and First May Road in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This hotel is designed as a T shaped tower block of eleven guestroom floors set on a three storey podium that accommodates the public facilities. A contemporary planning approach has been combined with modern construction technology and materials. The architectural and interior detailing has been drawn and interpreted from the ancient art and architecture of Uzbekistan.