Morphosis unveils plans for controversial high-rise hotel in tiny Alpine village

The 7132 Tower, as this hotel is being called, would be the central piece of a resort complex that would also include two buildings designed by Pritzker Prize winners: Peter Zumthor and Tadao Ando. Renderings courtesy Morphosis

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Vals is a village of roughly 1,000 people, nestled in the Alps in Switzerland. That might seem like a strange place to put a skyscraper. But don’t tell that to developer Remo Stoffel.

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Morton Buildings is the national leader in custom post-frame construction. With an expansive network of resources and an ongoing commitment to innovation within the industry, Morton has earned its reputation that has lasted for generations.

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