The design combines an effort to preserve as much of the existing building with a single construction measure in the alpine landscape.
The facade reflects its surroundings, creating a landmark identity without distracting from the mountain scenery.
From the aerial cableway, visitors directly access the central reception area. Vertical circulation is provided by a generous flight of stairs or an elevator from the glazed lobby.
On the west-wing mezzanine floor, guests can enjoy all the privileged amenities of a bar and lounge area with a spectacular 360-degree panoramic and direct access to the terrace.
The ‘Health & Recreation’ area on the second upper floor, directly above the restaurant, offers a relaxed hangout in a private atmosphere.
The suite interiors of wood and felt with exposed beams create an ambience of homely comfort between tradition and modernity.
The use of wood as a renewable material and of solar energy, well-insulated exterior walls and adequate building engineering also contribute to the ecological balance.
Short description / Typology: Luxury Hotel
Location: Oberfeld, Dachstein, Austria
Client: SPB Immobilien alpha GmbH
Invited Competition: 11.2012
Gross floor area GFA: 3.693 sqm
Architect: AllesWirdGut + hertl architekten
Team: Ondrej Stehlik, Karolina Mikitova
Visualization: hertl architekten