Argos-Erciyes Ski Hotel

Category: Tourism
Location: Kayseri
Project Date: 2013
Client: Argos Tourism and Management
Area: 17,000 m²
Team: Aydan Volkan, Selim Cengiç, Onur Arat, Erhan Yıldız, Mehmet Alpertong

Argos-Erciyes Ski Hotel is designed with the purpose of creating a quiet and peaceful environment as in Sabahattin Ali’s poem “Mountains” so the guests can move away from daily life stress and encompass the nature as if their home.

The complex consists of an 83-room hotel and a daily resort both located on Erciyes Mountain at Kayseri offering a different kind of lifestyle for a variety of guests with different daily routines. Another aim was to create courtyards by fragmenting the masses, instead of using a mono-block mass. Two ‘hayat’ spaces were created which exist in traditional regional houses. Both of them are located at the entrance part as reception/ lobby and lounge area that links visually the upper floors and the courtyard. Corten steel, glass and wood were selected as major materials to be used on the skin due to their natural feeling.