Maison Heler, Metz
“This project is an ‘out-of-scale’ phantasmagoric architecture. It's a game about uprooted roots, a symbolic construction of Lorraine.” Ph.S
In the heart of the newly developed Quartier de l'Amphithéâtre, Maison Heler Metz will be the first hotel entirely created and developed from the ground up in Europe by the French creator. Starck has imagined this extraordinary construction in resonance with the Centre Pompidou Metz, like a habitable, surreal and poetic work of art, becoming a strong symbol for the region.
“This project is an 'out-of-scale' phantasmagoric architecture. It's a game about uprooted roots, a symbolic construction of Lorraine”, explained Philippe Starck.
The monolithic and monochromatic building topped by an 18th century traditional Alsatian home will be a unique destination for guests and local residents to enjoy. The house will rise on 14 floors including a rooftop terrace and garden, peppered with local trees and offering breath-taking views of the entire city. The 119 guest-rooms and suites are comfortable and elegant, complemented by cozy and poetic restaurant and lounge bar situated in the house, and a gym dedicated to health and well-being as well as private meeting spaces.
Yvon Gerard, co-founder of Maison Heler and leader of the project, said: “Philippe Starck is a pioneer of international design and we are very proud to be working with him on this project.”
The hotel project is part of the social, ecological and economic development of Metz, in a new neighborhood dedicated to culture, housing and business. Located on Metz’s former freight station, Maison Heler Metz is the most ambitious urban planning development launched in the region for a century. The first high-rise building (IGH) built in the Moselle region complying with the HQE – RT2012 High Environment Quality standards, Maison Heler Metz is complemented by its immediate proximity with the Centre Pompidou-Metz, the Muse shopping centre and the Congress Centre which will diversify and strengthen the attractiveness of this landmark hotel.
“Metz is going through a revival. The opening of the Centre Pompidou Metz and the wider Quartier de l'Amphithéâtre redevelopment is attracting investment and drawing household names such as Philippe Starck and Curio Collection by Hilton. It’s great to see projects of this caliber come to Metz and there are exciting times ahead for the city
”, says Dominique Gros, Mayor of Metz.www.maison-heler.com