We are excited to announce that two of our projects made it onto the Dezeen Awards 2022 longlist! From over 5.400 entries from 90 countries this year, Aeon is one of 30 projects running for the "Hospitality Building" category, while Monastero has been longlisted together with 28 other finalists in the "Rebirth project" category. Winners will be revealed in November. Stay tuned!
... delighted to have the interior designer Florian Marsoner on board! Welcome to the noa* team!
On Wednesday 11 May, the weekly news magazine FF organised a conference on the future of living. With skyrocketing property prices and increasingly scarce building areas, the situation in South Tyrol poses numerous questions for architects and planners. The debate, moderated by Verena Pliger, was attended by Ruth Volgger, Leonhard Resch and Stefan Rier. Stefan's take on the subject: 'Our biggest problem: urban planning is not in the hands of urban planners, but of politicians who play their game'.
This Friday, 22 April, Andreas Profanter will present the project FLORIS together with the client Gerhard Thomaseth as part of the virtual event "Architektonische Highlights in der Hotellerie" (in German). The presentation will be followed by a discussion among the participants addressing the following questions: How does architecture influence the pricing of hotels? Are guests ready to pay more? What role do alternative building materials and environmental awareness play? How has the pandemic changed the design of the hotel industry? Registration is free and can be done here. Don't miss it!
On 27th November, it opened its doors; three months later, the whole noa* team was there on a visit: The Falkensteiner Family Resort Lido in Ehrenburgerhof is one of our latest projects and involved the renovation of the historic building and a significant extension. A central point of the design is the roof, which connects the different wings in form of a multifunctional wave, with various spots for children's recreation. More coming soon!
...we are happy to welcome interior designers Claudia Ugolini and Camilla Cappelli to our team in Bolzano, as well as architect Alessia Saccoccio to our team in Turin!
We are beyond excited to announce that Barbara Runggatscher has become a noa* partner! Barbara joined the team 6 years ago, as she started working on the project Cavallino Bianco. Since then she has been coordinating with expertise and charisma the team of interior designers. For every project, she has a new creative solution that we haven't tried yet. Congratulations from the whole team, more and more exciting challenges lie ahead!
We are delighted to announce that at the end of November Lukas Rungger received the Sustainability Award from the jury of the best 101 German hotels. "noa* conceives the ecological life cycle from start to finish and implements it in every project", says jury member Suzann Heinemann. At a decisive moment in history for the fight against climate change, this award is even more special for us. You can see the most salient moments of the evening here.
We are delighted to announce that our projects Floris and Weisses Kreuz have been nominated as finalists in the 2021 edition of the AHEAD Awards, one of the most important prizes in the world of hospitality architecture and interior design. Floris was nominated in the categories "Hotel Newbuild", "Suite" and "Lodges, Cabins & Tented Camps", while Weisses Kreuz competed for "Hotel Renovation & Restauration" and "Guestrooms". Two projects with completely different challenges, but whose solutions equally impressed the jury. To see the entire shortlist, click here.
Back with a physical edition, the Cersaie fair in Bologna (IT) carried us from the end of September to the beginning of October: we were there with a stand in the Archincont(r)act pavilion as well as at the "Cafè della Stampa", where Stefan Rier held a talk for the magazine IFDM on the perception of the 5 senses in architecture. Patrick Gürtler kicked off the month attending the DEA - Design Educates Awards ceremony to collect the Honorable Mention for Ötzi Peak 3251m. In Germany took also place the Kupil Architektentag, for which Lukas Rungger gave an interesting lecture on the relationship between individuality and collectivity in our project Monastero. In Venice, Andreas Profanter and Michele Pascucci took part in a series of meetings for THE PLAN Perspective as well as in the guided tour of IQD's exhibition "Together" at the Olivetti Showroom. Andreas then went on to Milan to participate in a conference about "Genius Loci and Hospitality", organized by Contract Network and MC International. At the end of the month, Christian Rottensteiner took a group of architects on a tour of noa* buildings as part of the Archivino 2021 by ap35. And last but not least, Niccolò Panzani gave a lecture about changes in hotel design at the Hospitality Day in Rimini and a few days later, together with Barbara Runggatscher, hosted a webinar on how to design the interior spaces with the Archicad software. You can find full insight into each event in the links above.
Lukas and Stefan are honoured, once again, to be amongst the creatives chosen for the judging committee of ADA 2021 (Archiproducts Design Awards), along with the likes of Piero Lissoni, Ben Van Berkel, Patrik Schumacher and many more. Check out the entire jury here. Winners will be announced in November.
From 22-23 July 2021, Lukas Rungger was invited by Finstral to participate in their thematic workshop on the occasion of the new Finstral magazine F_03, in order to provide insight into the architects' point of view. This issue of the magazine focuses on the work environment of architects with its requirements and social challenges and will be published early next year.
...welcoming our new PR & communication Manager, Caterina Epiboli, to the noa* team!
...welcoming our new architects Giulia Prevedello and Matteo Zocche to the noa* team!
Thrilled that our project Ötzi Peak 3251m has been awarded an "Honorable Mention in Architectural Design" at the "Design Educates Awards 2021". The award recognizes, showcases, and promotes the best ideas and implementations of architecture and design that have an educational impact on a global scale. Something that will have a lasting influence beyond the ever-present effects of design and architecture. Click here to see the full list of selected projects.
On 15th April, Andreas Profanter held a webinar at the “Conferenze di architettura” organized by the “Commissione Cultura dell'Ordine degli Architetti di Monza e della Brianza”, where he presented a selection of our most recent projects. You can watch the webinar here.
On 25th March Barbara Runggatscher, our Head of Interior Design, held an online lecture for world-architects at ISH Digital 2021 entitled "Behind the scenes", focusing on the interplay of technology, function and design, giving you an interior designers perspective on what it is like to design hotel projects. Click here to watch the webinar in german and here to watch the simultaneous translation in english.
Construction work at "Falkensteiner Family Resort Lido" has recently started. The hotel, located in Ehrenburg (IT) is situated right on the forest's edge and is not only being expanded, but the approach to a family-hotel holiday has also been completely rethought. The surrounding nature becomes an integral part of the complex, old and new are connected by an accessible roofscape. The expansion includes a new wellness facility, restaurant and 36 new rooms and suites and is planned to welcome it's first guests this summer 2021.
Excited to share with you that we are designing a private villa at Copper Mountain in the USA...stay tuned for more details!
On the 10th December, Christian Rottensteiner held a webinar in collaboration with "The digital A by ap35" with the title "A dialogue with nature: analysis of the building site as a design concept". You can watch the webinar here.
Honored that our project Apfelhotel has been chosen as a finalist for the AHEAD Awards Europe 2020 in three categories: Guestrooms, Spa & Wellness as well as Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces. The final announcement will be held at the online award ceremony on the 16th of November, so keep your fingers crossed that our project will be selected as a winner. Check out the full shortlist here.
Proud to announce that we made it to the Dezeen Award's 2020 architecture and interior design longlist! Apfelhotel in the category "Hotel and short stay interior" as well as "Hospitality building" and Südtirol Home is in the category "Bar interior". The projects have been selected from over 4,300 entries from 85 countries. Check out the full longlist here.
Our office will be closed from the 10th until the 16th of August 2020. Happy Holidays!
Excited that our project Biwak has been selected as a Finalist in the 2020 Architizer A+ Awards in the category "unbuilt hospitality". YOU can help us become a winner by casting your vote for our project here. The online public chooses the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award and the voting is only open until 31st July.
Construction work has recently started at “Monastero”, which involves the restyling of an old monastery building from the 17th century in the heart of Arco (IT). With respect to the existing historical building, its value of austerity and its story, the architects felt compelled to use reduced forms, rather than a complex structure. The existing structure of the ancient monastery is combined with a newly built wellness area consisting of a pool, saunas, hammam bath, and relaxing areas as well as various small courtyard gardens in between the new volumes made of steel and glass. The historic monastery will open it's doors in summer 2021 and will offer 37 rooms, a bar and restaurant as well as a market-style buffet, where one can also purchase local products. Find out more and see the first impressions of the project here.
We are pleased to announce that our project Mohrlife is the winner of the 10th International Space Design Award Idea-Tops in the Club category. This year’s award ceremony was held online via a livestream on 16th of May 2020 and not as usual in Shenzhen, China, due to the coronavirus. Watch the recording of the livestream here and Lukas' speech here.
Our project Seehof was selected for the World-Architects exhibition tour at Architect@Work. During the last few months Seehof has been displayed, along with various other architectural projects, in many cities around the world, such as Zurich, Hamburg, Turin, Istanbul, Munich and Düsseldorf.
noa* wishes you all merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2020! Our office will be closed from 23.12.19 until 06.01.20.
...welcoming our new interior designer Giordano Cova to the noa* team!
Today a group of Wood Engineering students from The University of Bolzano, payed our studio a visit as part of their Product Design course with Prof. Simone Bellan. They were given an in-depth insight into the design and production process of our project the "IDM box - Stories out of the box", as an example of a local wood-work product.
...a warm welcome to our new Architecture intern Eléonore Jactat in Berlin and to Isabella Mandel, Interior Design intern in Bolzano.
On 12.09.2019 Andrea and Simon took part in the "Architects' and Planners' Day" in the Aco Academy in Büdelsdorf on "(re)connecting - urban spaces newly networked", which was organized by AIT-Dialog and ACO. The day before, they visited NordArt and were personally guided through the art exhibition by the curator of NordArt, Wolfgang Gramm.
Stefan is Lead Jury Member for the Landscape Design/architectural competition "We Australia - Embracing Evolution through Architecture" by UNI. For more details of the contest click here.
...welcoming our architecture intern Simon Kimmel to the noa* team in Berlin!
...a warm welcome to the Interior Design team, Patrick Gürtler & Sabrina Negri!
On April 11th Stefan was one of the chosen speakers at the event "Building Home 2019" at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Bucharest. He held a lecture on the topic of Italian Housing, where he spoke about residential visions and concepts and presented our project Messner House. Thanks for having us Boro PR & Communication!
Our latest project "IDM box“, a trade fair stand for IDM Südtirol (Innovation Development Marketing) representing South Tyrol, finally made it to the Berlin Travel Festival from 8.-10 March, where, on Saturday 9th, we held a lecture on the topic "Orte erfahren - Wie Architektur das Reiseerlebnis intensivieren kann" (eng: Experience of a place - How architecture can intensify ones travels). It was our pleasure to collaborate with: IDM Südtirol Alto Adige, Rubner Haus, Moessmer, Ebner Film, Anna Quinz from Qollezione, Norbert Niederkofler, Manuel Tschager, Spinnradl Südtirol, Miyuca, Kräutererbe Bacherhof, Frontier Wellbeing, Simon Messner, German Roamers...
The infinity pool at hotel Hubertus was recently featured in VOLA's fifth shortfilm on "Water & Wellness". Click here to watch the full video.
Honored to be announced winners at the AHEAD Awards Europe yesterday in London with our project Zallinger in the category "Guestrooms" and with Seehof in the category "Spa & Wellness“. And to top it off, we have also been nominated for the AHEAD Global Awards, which will take place in London and New York on the 28th of January. Ahead Global is an additional award of AHEAD, which comprises all winners of each regional AHEAD: Asia, America, MEA and Europe. A combination of online public voting and jury selection will determine the final overall global winner in each category.
Last week Barbara & Stefan were invited at the Radical Innovation Award 2018 in New York, where we were amongst the 3 finalists with our project "Le colline incantate by Cavallino bianco". Stefan presented our project with a short presentation video, which was followed by questions from the audience. At the end of the day we were grateful to come 3rd place out of the 50 competing projects and take our prize home.
On Friday the 14th of September the best KlimaHaus-CasaClima projects were awarded in the NOI Techpark in Bolzano and our project Zallinger has won the jury prize for KlimaHotel-ClimaHotel 2018. Have a look at all selected projects here.
As previously mentioned, the Rai Südtirol team payed our office a visit to film and talk to us for their documentary "Über den Dächern von Bozen“ - Above the Rooftops of Bolzano. Last Tuesday it was on Rai Südtirol TV and in case you’ve missed it, you can watch the video here.
Our projects Seehof and Zallinger have made it to the finals of the AHEAD Award Europe! Zallinger is shortlisted in the category Guestrooms and Seehof in Landscaping & Outdoor Spaces, Spa & Wellness as well as Resort Hotel. Winners will be announced in London this autumn! Check out the shortlisted projects here.
...welcome to our team Arch. Francesco Padovan and happy to have you back again Arch. Max Unterfrauner!
Proud to be amongst the top 3 finalists at Radical Innovation Award 2018 with our project "Le colline incantate" for Cavallino Bianco's new hotel resort in Sirmione, Lake Garda (IT). See the project's video on our website, for further insight into the "enchanted hills" hotel.
...the construction work for the new wellness area at the Mohr Life Resort in Leermoos (AT) has been in full swing for several weeks now. The building extension, which is planned to open this summer, will offer an indoor-outdoor pool, relaxation rooms and a sauna.
Stefan took part in the event "paesaggio e architettura per un turismo di qualità" in Trento and gave a talk on our project Zallinger.
Happy to welcome all our clients and friends in our new branch in Berlin - right on the edge of Mitte and Prenzlauer Berg...
Address: Zionskirchstraße 56, 10119 Berlin
Franco is testing a virtual reality device on live-projects. Our clients can now look forward to experiencing their projects from a whole new perspective.
Architects Stefan's Messnerhaus has made it to the news on „ORF - Südtirol heute“ TV, where he gives a glimpse into his new home and childhood dream...watch the video here.
...a warm welcome to our new Interior Designers Vincenzo Migliaccio & Niccolò Panzani and welcome back Arch. Anna Grandi!
noa* wishes Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018!!! Our office will be closed from 23.12.2017 until 07.01.2018.
The Berghaus Zallinger in the Seiser Alm/Alpe di Suisi mountains (IT) re-opened on 6th of December. Zallinger now offers new Chalet rooms, a lounge & bar, as well as a new restaurant and reception. The wellness area has also been extended with a new panoramic sauna and relaxation rooms.
...and the winner is our client Hotel Hubertus! This is the first time the Hotel in Olang/Valdaora (IT) has received this special guest award.
More info here.
David Calas presents his new book "Schauplätze der Architektur in Südtirol", in which he introduces 47 above- and below-ground situations, exploring the interplay between the traditional and new building culture, including the Apfelsauna in Saltaus / Saltusio (IT) and the Hubertus Pool in Olang / Valdaora (IT)! Find more information about the author and his "Studio Calas" here.
... proud to be amongst the finalists of this years Blueprint Awards in London with the Hubertus Pool project in the category "Best Public-Use Project With Private Funding"... with judges Sir David Adjaye, Ben van Berkel and Ole Scheeren. Winners will be announced on October 19th @ the Bankside Vaults in London! Stay tuned!
... welcome to the team Arch. Michele Pascucci!
Glad to share that Hotel Hubertus is shortlisted for this years LEAF Awards in the "hospitality" category! Winners will be announced on 21st of September at the Royal Horse Guards Hotel in London!
The Leading European Architecture Forum honours some of the best new international architectural projects, with BIG Bjarke Ingels Group and Zaha Hadid Architects in the jury this year... Fingers crossed!
Our projects "Tofana" & "From roots to crowns" have been shortlisted for the WAF Award 2017, one of the most prestigious prizes in the world of architecture. Winners are announced during the World Architecture Festival in Berlin in November... Fingers crossed!
... we have a reason to celebrate: at the recently awarded IDA Design Awards 2016 in Los Angeles, the Hotel Tofana was selected as one of the bronze winners in the architecture category!
... time for some drinks @ Valentinerhof! The hotel in Seis am Schlern / Siusi allo Sciliar (IT) re-opened last week with a new main building hosting a new lobby, new bar and new rooms. Stay curious for more pictures!
...many thanks for having us & thank you for this wonderful caricature on your university wall!
The opening of the exhibition "Architecture Made in Italy - Italian Architecture Prize 2016" took place on March 18, 2017 in Hong Kong. Until March 30th, various projects were shown, which were selected from the participants of the Italian architectural awards "Premi Architetti Italiano" and "Giovane Talento 2016", including noa*s projects "Valentinerhof", "Am Steinbruch" and "Applehotel". Due to the great success, the same exhibition will be shown in May in Doha (Qatar).
Full house at the noa* lecture "licht.blicke: a day in the life of an architect" with Arch. Stefan Rier and Arch. Lukas Rungger at the Museion in Bozen / Bolzano (IT). Many thanks to Velux and the Architekturstiftung Südtirol / Fondazione Architettura Alto Adige for the invitation and the organization and to all the participants!
noa* is extradelighted to be announced winners of the invited competition for a brand new 5* retreat on the south shores of Lake Garda (IT) including 50 exclusive suites. More details following shortly!
... a stack of brand new FRAME Night Fever books arrived in our office recently, unveiling exceptional hospitality designs from across the globe, providing an overview of design trends for bars, restaurants and hotels!
Amongst them the suites of the Apfelhotel.
Many visitors joined the guided "Enertour" through the construction sites of the almost finished house Messner and Valentinerhof in Seis am Schlern / Siusi allo Sciliar (IT) with Arch. Stefan Rier. The tour was an initiative organized by KlimaHaus Bozen / CasaClima Bolzano. Thanks to all the participants!
... we want to welcome interior designer Joanna Lehnis!
Noa* thanks friends, clients and supporters for an exciting year 2016 and wishes all a wonderful christmas time!
Stefan and Barbara celebrating the 2 nominations for the Apfelhotel at the European Hotel Design Awards in London together with the clients and some special guests.
... to the team Arch. Franco Zagato!
... noa* was a pround sponsor for last saturday's charity golf trophy "Swinging Bros" in Eppan / Appiano (IT).
... Andreas & Christian are currently in London to present the Apfelsauna to the truly illustrious jury of the 2016 AREA Emerging Architecture Award: Valerio Olgiati, Benedetta Tagliabue and Charles Holland!! Good luck guys!!
The association Kaiserwarte, the fraction administration of Brunico city and the city marketing Brunico recently invited to the press conference of the new look-out Kaiswerwarte. It was a great honor to present the project to the audience. Big thank’s to all listeners for their interest!
... finally the new dining space at the well known Wirtshaus Vögele Bozen in the historic centre of Bolzano, embracing the legacy of former owner, painter and city-legend Karl Kamaun is open for you! Go, check it out yourself and enjoy your stay!
.. oh wow, the Apple Hotel in Saltaus / Saltusio (IT) is nominated for yet another stunning award: the Inside - World Festival of Interiors Award - celebrating the most extra ordinary interiors world wide! In the jury big names like Jürgen Mayer H., Clive Wilkinson, Joyce Wang, ... among the finalists Chinese firm Neri&Hu, Singapore based WOW architects and many more!
... We welcome our new team members (l.t.r.) Alexandra Niedermayr, Immanuel Santa and Sarah Auckenthaler. Also back with the team Matthias Schenk and Alexander Premstaller!
.. in collaboration with artist David Duzzi we have developed the installation "Bread & Circuses" shown at the exhibition "Berührungspunkte 2.0" running from June 15th to June 26th at Circolo D'Ert in Ortisei/St.Ulrich (IT).
EXCITING DAYS COMING UP!
From May 23rd to May 25th Stefan Rier & Andreas Profanter will be part of this year's "The Plan Perspective" @ Hotel Excelsior in Venice - a get together of the 'who are whos' in the field of architecture. On Tuesday Stefan & Andreas will hold a lecture about "Research - challenging design boundaries towards an innovative architectre". Also there will be the award ceremony for "The Plan Award" where we are nominated in 3 categories!
noa* is looking for a young and talented Interior Designer - please send your portfolio and cv to email@example.com!
the noa*s back on tour, here exploring the truley inspiring Nike exhibition @ Salone del Mobile 2016 Milano...congrats to our friend Martino Gamper-Studio for the smart release!
... our first project "Valentinerhof" in Siusi / Seis (IT) that we realized back in 2011 has now been published on the architectural platform Archdaily!
... one of the highlights of the Apfelhotel in Saltaus is being built in these days: the organic shaped sauna in the middle of the apple trees!
Congrats to the HCS for winning the championship of the highly competitive Pro Hockey League in a thrilling last game on Saturday. Proud to have a true champion amongst us - cheers!
Join the upcoming noa*lecture STORY (HOTEL) LING at the Trendforum Hotel on February 18th at 10AM at the Four Points Sheraton in Bozen / Bolzano (IT)!
Any plans for this friday night? Find out about the coolest bars and the most fashionable stores in Bolzano with JOSEF - the insider's travel book to South Tyrol! We were happy to discover that our recently finished project 'Hofer 1845' made it into the book as a highlight to enjoy coffee and pastry with urban vibes. Hands up to our friends from Studio Mut and Franz Lab for creating, designing & editing JOSEF, defenitely a different kind of travel book! Great job!
dear clients, friends & followers...have all a very merry xmas* time!
... with the development of a super flexible design for a series of new family suites, noa* convinced the clients and came home as winners of the competition for the refurbishment of the well known 4*s Hotel Cavallino in Ortisei (IT)! we will soon start to build a 1:1 mock up - stay tuned !!
a snapshot from last week's noa* road trip to the Arlberg area where we discovered this wonderful jewel in St. Christoph: The Arlberg Hospiz - a hospitality all rounder from the 13th century, which now was extended with 2 new houses, an art gallery, a concert hall and a conference centre. Many thanks again for the personal guide we got from the owner Florian Werner in person!
we are excited that constructions for the 'Apfelhotel' in Saltaus (IT) will start next week! the existing bar, lobby and restaurant will be renovated, the barn is transformed into rooms and a new wellness pavilion will be constructed in the middle of the surrounding apple trees. Leading theme for the whole interior design is the cycle of the apple, from the blossom to the fruit!
... we want to welcome our new team member interior designer Barbara Runggatscher!
… we were just informed that we were awarded with the first prize for the competition for a spectacular 33m high panorama tower „Kaiserwarte“ in Bruneck / Brunico (IT)!
a little preview to the new noa* work spaces just a few stairs down in the tower ... the meeting room, the material room and the model making room are almost ready to use!
... we are glad to inform you that noa* has won the competition for a hotel extension in the surrounding of Brixen / Bressanone (IT)! The heart of the hotel will be the spa area at the lake ...
start the weekend with this video about the Monocle Alpino issue. Thank you Monocle magazine for inviting us ... it was a pleasure!
Last week ‘the noa*s’ visited the beautiful coastline overlooking the island of Krk (Croatia) for a brand new hospitality project. news about it to be found in our news section around xmas 2014.
Construction works for our latest private villa in Bozen/Bolzano (IT) are going to start next week. We will keep you posted about the progress!
This week we presented the project ‘Simonazzi Residence’ to local authorities of Völs am Schlern (IT). The presentation was well received and is now going ahead into planning application. Construction start is planned for spring 2015.
Il disegno del concetto del Hotel Ulrichshof – che al momento viene costruito e che sarà finito in aprile 2014 – mostra l’evoluzione e la pluralità del progetto. Godetevi il percorso!
noa* agisce come un rete intorno di altri reti – noa* ricerca il senso dello spazio e del luogo – ‘genius loci’ – noa* non progetta solo edifici ma sviluppa delle storie – noa* rinforzano la percezione multisensoriale – noa* connette autenticità con magia
noa* is pleased to announce we've won planning permission for a new two family house in Oberbozen/Soprabolzano (IT). Construction works to be started in autumn 2013.?
numerous architects, clients and representatives met up in noa*s studio to celebrate ‘Architects Party 2012’ organized by TOWANT and sponsored by ELLE DECOR!
From 16th of July we will post an image every day on our Facebook page– and this will continue for 30 days. We are looking forward to sharing our project insights with you!
A small insight into the Messner house project. More photographs of the architectural model coming soon!
"intimacy and privacy" for every guest formed the key design concept for the restyling of the fine-dining restaurant venue in Seis/Siusi (IT).
In the run-up to the opening of the third noa* office in Milan, architect Andreas Profanter talks in a comprehensive interview about the evolution of the studio over the last ten years: from the origin of the name network of architecture through the choral design work to the new challenges that await us in the establishment of the third branch. Read the full interview on Artribune here.
Our visits to the projects completed last year continue: on 20 May we headed to Aeon, nestled on the Ritten Plateau. Those of us who had already been there could once again enjoy the atmosphere of pure tranquillity, aided by a beautiful sunny day. All the others were wowed by the panoramic views and the interiors, marked by a sharp division into white and blue colours. Curious to find out more? Click here.
What does it mean to be an architect in a network? Where does the inspiration for a new project come from? In which direction is noa* moving? These and many other questions were answered by Lukas Rungger, founder of noa*, in the architecture podcast JUNG Architecture Talks. The engaging conversation (in German) is available online and can be listened to here.
The latest project we are working on is located at one of the most elegant and peaceful lakes, where the streets are lined with palm trees, the Alps tower over on both sides, and you can still sense the old-world charm. We are at Lake Maggiore. The project will consist of a restoration part and a new construction part. Thrilled to work in such a stunningly beautiful area!
The 2022 IFI Design Distinction Awards saw a record number of represented countries and participants, including ourselves, having nominated Apfelhotel Torgglerhof in the category "Stay". Therefore, we are excited to announce that the project has been selected as a finalist! As you can read in the award announcement: "Finalists represent those leading the way in Interior Architecture/Design practice through their built work; contributing at the highest level to raising the bar of design innovation and excellence". Proud of this result!
We are happy to announce that Lukas Rungger will be part of the jury panel for the idea competition "Glamping - The Glamorous way of camping", organized by Mango Architecture and Archivoice. The challenge is to design a cabin where nature, comfort, and modern design are equally balanced, an iconic solution for camping outdoors. Discover here all the details!
The noa* team wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022! Our office will be closed from 24.12.21 until 02.01.22.
The works for the new bistrot "BOGEN", in the city centre of Bolzano, are coming to an end. The interior design of this new project aims to create a delicate, cosy and dreamy atmosphere, with a recurring floral theme. A print depicting a cascade of flowers pouring down the walls was chosen to decorate the historic arches, while several woven baskets hanging above the large table hold elegant flower arrangements. We look forward to showing you the photos once the project is complete!
Construction work has begun on a new project, the Hotel Olympic in Sèn Jan, Val di Fassa (IT). The new design aims to redefine the relationship between hotel and landscape: while the building was previously overly oriented towards the road, the construction of a new partially underground volume, now opens it up towards the slope at the back, thus shifting the centre of gravity towards the forest and the spectacular view of the Sas de la Doudesh. The new volume will host 10 new suites and will be completed in January 2022. Get the latest updates on our social media!
It is not very common to be able to work on an old monastery from the 17th century, where the weight of history and the austerity of the architecture are tangible from the moment you take your first step within its walls. One of our latest projects "Monastero" involves the restyling of an old monastery building in the heart of Arco, Lake Garda (IT). With respect to the existing building, the architects felt compelled to use reduced forms, rather than a complex structure. The historical structure is combined with a newly built wellness area consisting of a pool, saunas, hammam and relaxing areas, as well as various small courtyard gardens in between the new volumes made of steel and glass. The historic monastery now offers a bar and a breakfast area as well as 40 rooms, some of which, were once the sleeping quarters of the nuns living there. Step closer and explore the charm inside these ancient walls here.
...welcoming our Interior Design intern Celina Blattert to the noa* team in Berlin!
We are thrilled to announce our participation in the 30th edition of FuoriSalone, opening on 4th September 2021. We will present our installation "Transsensorial Gateway" in the University of Milan’s 17th-century portico, as part of the exhibition Creative Connections curated by INTERNI Magazine. Save the date and hope to see you there! More info here.
We are taking a little break! Creativity must be nurtured, and nothing works better than travels and adventures! Our office will be closed from the 16th until the 22nd of August 2021. Happy Ferragosto!
On 15th July 2021 Stefan presented our project Messner House during the "Platform Architecture Festival", for Platform's exhibition "Best International Houses" within the scope of the 17th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. You can watch the presentation here. The exhibition at the Scuola Grande di Ns. Signora di Misericordia is still open until 22nd August 2021.
Lukas was invited to join the podcast series "What I've Learned" by "Hospitality Design" magazine, where he talks about his life becoming an architect, how he met Stefan and insights into our latest projects. Listen to his interview here.
Our most recent project Altstadthotel Weisses Kreuz in Innsbruck's city centre, right next to the famous landmark "Goldenes Dachl" (eng. golden roof), invites its guests to indulge in a refreshing and colourful journey through time. It now offers 48 newly designed rooms and suites under the motto "Barock-Schick-Schock" as well as a new bar and breakfast area on the top floor. A few hundred years ago, this historical hotel even hosted the famous composer Amadeus Mozart. Discover the historical house with its new splendour here.
Proud to be selected for Platform's exhibition "Best International Houses" with our project Messner House, which will be displayed at the Scuola Grande di Ns. Signora di Misericordia from 22nd May to 22nd August 2021 within the scope of the 17th International Architecture Biennale in Venice. In July there will also be a circle of lectures during the "Platform Architecture Festival", where Stefan will present our project.
Lukas is on the judging committee of YAC's (Young Architects Competitions) international competition titled "Arctic Hotel" for the design of a new concept for sustainable tourism located in Rovaniemi (Lapland), where the focus point is a deep connection with the natural surroundings. Have a look at the judging panel here.
What was once only a restaurant called "Schönblick" now has much more to offer! Its roots are underground, yet it boasts an amazing view: the new hotel Gfell in Fiè allo Sciliar was extended by embedding it in the terrain, providing guests with the feeling of being emerged in nature. The hotel now offers 17 new rooms and a small spa with a sauna and relaxing area. Not only that, but an old barn on site has also been refurbished into the new lobby, reception and breakfast area - breathing fresh life and purpose into the old charm of the barn's walls. Step closer and explore the ins and outs of the project here.
One of our latest projects, Floris, located in Siusi allo Sciliar (IT), includes five new chalets suspended off the ground by pillars, which hover amidst the hotels beautiful nature parc. Each of them housing two suites with their own sauna and private garden terrace, adorned with a suspended net, allowing one to rest, as if floating in nature. Get a glimpse of what it is like to sleep in the tree crowns here.
On 3rd March, Andrea Dal Negro held a lecture for Urban Talk by "CAMP - Center for Architecture and Metropolitan Planning in Prague" titled "A journey through South Tyrol" showcasing a selection of our most recent projects. You can watch the webinar here.
Lukas is on the judging committee for the annual Lithuanian interior design award program “Interior of the Year. The Golden Palette’20” by the magazine “Centras” and the interior design platform interjeras.lt from Lithuania. The aim of the award program is to recognize and appreciate the best Lithuanian interiors of 2020 in residential, office and public spaces. Have a look at the judging panel here.
Construction work for the Hotel Aeon, an adults only hideaway, has started this January. In the middle of forested hills in Ritten (IT), near the existing, family-owned restaurant "Lobishof", a retreat with a panoramic view is being constructed. The symbiosis of a unique location is illustrated in a design concept between tradition and modernity, between imagination and reality. The hotel will open in July 2021 and includes the construction of two buildings with 15 rooms and suites as well as a panoramic wellness area with a pool and sauna.
Ahead Global 2020 took place online from 8-10 December, where Stefan Rier was thrilled to be part of the judging panel in "The Gamechanger Award" category, as well as for the "The Ultimate Accolade Award" to decide the overall AHEAD GLOBAL Ultimate Winner 2020. Furthermore, Apfelhotel was amongst the 48 award-winning projects for AHEAD Global 2020, chosen from the regional winners of 2019-2020. As one of the six selected projects in the category "The Sanctuary Award", our interior designer Joanna Lehnis presented Apfelhotel in a live Q&A session with the judges.
We are overwhelmed by the results from the AHEAD Awards Europe 2020 award ceremony, which was held online on 16th November. Our project Apfelhotel came first place in the two categories “Guestrooms” and “Spa & Wellness”. In addition, the Apfelhotel was nominated for the category “Hotel of the Year” and came second place! The winner was “The Standard” in London. The entire noa* team as well as the Pichler family from Apfelhotel celebrated online together and look forward to the day when they can unite their glasses in person. Check out all the winners here.
Our project Apfelhotel was exhibited at the fair "Hotel 2020" in Bolzano from 19th until 22th October in collaboration with the Architekturstiftung Südtirol/Fondazione Architettura Alto Adige. On the last day Christian Rottensteiner held a live talk with Christian Pircher-Verdorfer (client) about the newly constructed hotel extension as well as the collaboration between architect & client. You can watch the talk here.
As part of the second edition of Heinze ArchitekTOUR from 05.- 09. October 2020, Christian Rottensteiner held an online-presentation on 05.10.2020 about our office and project Apfelhotel. Check out the webinar here, the interview from our office here, and the video from Apfelhotel here.
...welcoming our new interior designer Caterina Betti to the noa* team!
...welcoming our new interior designer Silvia Marzani to the noa* team!
Lukas is jury member for the student competition / architectural hackathon “Rethinking Hospitality - Common Spaces for Uncommon Times” by Good Goes Viral, which is an open innovation platform that has been created to fight the negative effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The objective is to come up with innovative ideas that will help hotels, restaurants, bars and cafés to weather the storm, adapt and solve challenges posed by the immediate negative effects of COVID-19 or find solutions that will help the sector to transition towards the "new normal". Learn more about the contest here.
...welcoming our Interior Design intern Julie Boché to the noa* team in Berlin!
...welcoming Arch. Gottfried Gruber to the noa* team!
On the 5th of December Christian and Andrea were presenting our four finalist projects live at the WAF-World Architecture Festival at RAI Amsterdam: Gloriette and Mohrlife in the category "Completed Buildings - Hotel and Leisure", "Il Monastero" in the category "Future Project - Competition entries" and "Schnals Biwak" in the category "Future Project - Experimental".
...welcoming our new PR & graphic designer Maria Dal Canto to the noa* team!
Happy that Messner House has been selected as a winner for the BIG SEE Wood Award 2019 in the category "Houses" and Zallinger as well as Seehof for the BIG SEE Tourism Award 2019 in the category "Architecture and design as experience". The projects have also been nominated for the Grand Prix and the winners will be announced at the Wood Icon festival on 15th October and Creative Tourism Festival on 17th October, both taking place at the City of Design, Ljubljana (Slovenia).
Excited to share with you that we will have the privilege to design a new diving resort on the caribbean island of Bonaire...stay tuned for more details!
Our office will be closed from the 12th until the 18th of August 2019. Happy Holidays!
Proud to announce that we made it to Dezeen Award's interior design longlist, with our projects Gloriette in two categories: "Hotel and short stay interior" and "Leisure and wellness interior" and Zallinger in the category "Hotel and short stay interior". Check out the full interiors longlist here. This second edition of Dezeen Awards has received more than 4,500 entries from 87 different countries and the shortlist will soon be decided by their panel of judges, which includes Patricia Urquiola, David Rockwell, Kelly Hoppen and Sevil Peach.
Lukas and Stefan are amongst the creatives chosen for the judging committee of ADA 2019 (Archiproducts Design Awards), along with Piero Lissoni, Ben Van Berkel, Paola Navone and Fran Silvestre.
noa* was at Fuori Salone in Milan, where we visited various exhibitions and events. We had a great time at Dornbracht exploring the immersive VR installation "Is memory Data?" by Mike Meiré. Later that day we were invited to the press conference "Human Spaces" by Interni Magazine. It was a pleasure to be there.
Today exactly 10 years have gone by since Stefan and Lukas met for the first time. Here’s to many more to come!
The construction work for the new pool-house at the Völser Weiher lake in Völs am Schlern/Fiè allo Sciliar has just been kicked off and will open this summer. It includes a kiosk & bar, dressing rooms as well as a pier stretching out on the lake.
...welcoming Arch. Wolfgang Heinz to the noa* team!
noa* wishes you all a merry christmas and a happy new year 2019! Our office will be closed from the 24th until the 6th January 2019.
From the 28th until the 30th of November Lea & Christian were in Amsterdam at the WAF (World Architecture Festival) Award 2018 and presented our projects Messner House in the category "House - completed" and Zallinger in the categories "Hotel & Leisure - completed" as well as "Best use of certified timber prize" to the jury committee. It was great beeing amongst the finalists and seeing so many other inspiring projects...we’re looking forward to going back next year!
Last weekend the noa* team was in Brixen (IT), where they went „törggelen“, which is a local South Tyrolian tradition to hike and dine with the first wine of the harvest and local cuisine.
The new wellness area "MohrEscape" at Hotel MOHR life resort opened last weekend, where Arch. Christian was called to the big stage to talk about the architecture and design concept, after which Xavier Naidoo carried out the show into the night.
…welcoming our Interior Design intern Barbara Leitner to the noa* team.
Happy to let you know that noa*’s office has moved to Viale Druso 231, 39100 Bozen.
Proud to be an Architizer A+Awards finalist – and YOU can help us become a winner! Vote for our project Zallinger in the Hotel & Resort category here.
Our project Zallinger is one of the 20 best projects out of 1446 climate houses and is now nominated for the KlimaHaus Audience Award 2018. We would be happy, if you could vote for us! Here's the voting-link.
The voting closes on 12 September at 12 pm and the result will be announced on 14 September 2018 during the KlimaHaus Awards ceremony, in the NOI Tech Park in Bolzano. We will keep you updated!
Please vote for our projects Seehof, Tofana & Hubertus here. We are shortlisted in the following categories: Hotel Under 50 Rooms - Global, Hotel Under 50 Rooms - Europe & Spa Hotel.
Stefan is at Lago Maggiore (IT) from the 8th until the 10th of May for the Hospitality Interiors Forum HISPEC, presenting our work and meeting with the top executives in the field of hotel design.
After taking up Zavod Big's invitation, Christian and Andreas gave a presentation last Thursday in Ljubljana, Slovenia @ the Architectural Conference GAF: Wooden Tourist Architecture and carried on to explore the city streets.
Construction is in full swing now and with the rendering of the new Gloriette Guesthouse, we can fast-forward in time and see what the summer will look like in Oberbozen.
This week welcomes the new construction sight for the upcoming Gloriette Guesthouse in Oberbozen (IT)...which is planned to open in June 2018. Awaiting the guests with 25 stylish rooms, from various suites to garden rooms and more, as well as a bistro & rooftop spa-area.
For the first time the NY magazine Interior Design is devoting a special section to the work of up-comers: They highlight the work of 40 international, interdisciplinary studios by designers around the age of 40 (give or take a few years)...and we are happy to be part of the chosen few! Have a look at the 40 @ forty selection here.
... a warm welcome to our new office manager Maren Sagmeister!
Works for the transformation & new construction of the Hotel Silena (Ex-Moarhof) in Mühlbach / Rio di Pusteria (IT) have started this week!
The hotel will offer 29 new rooms, a new spa and wellness area on the roof and ground floor, a new in-/outdoor pool, a restaurant and special reading corners...The highlight of the project is the metallic pattern facade unifying the old and new building structures...
noa* are shortlisted for the AHEAD 2017 Awards in London with the projects Hubertus in the category "Spa & Wellness" and Tofana in the category "Hotel - Newbuild"...
Winners will be announced at the presentation ceremony and dinner held at The Park Plaza Westminster Bridge/London on 20 November.
... Arch. Stefan Rier will be part of the jury panel for the architectural competition "3 Ostelli 3 Città" organized by the Architectural Association of Florence for the planning of 3 hostels in the cities of Florence, Berlin & Prague.
... and we want our clients to do the same! From now on they can walk through their future homes and/or hotels with these almost magic VRG 3D HS!
We had the honour to welcome a selected group of architects and journalists to visit the Hubertus Pool in Olang / Valdaora (IT) as part of the Alpitecture event a few days ago. Furthermore, Arch. Andreas Profanter held a lecture about the pool at the official Alpitecture Summit in Bozen / Bolzano (IT) ... the summit attracted wellknown architects from around the world such as MVRDV.
On the 18th and 19th of May, different Southtyrolean architects guided a bike tour to places of interest throughout Bozen / Bolzano and Brixen / Bressanone (IT). As part of this ArchiBike tour - realized and organized by TOWANT - Andreas Profanter from noa* invited the group to cycle through the city centre of Bozen / Bolzano ending with a coffeebreak at the patisserie Hofer 1845.
... super excited to announce noa* is one of 20 architects chosen to design a prototype interpreting the "ways of life" @ Documenta Kassel (GER)... outside the city and within nature when lines between work and life have blurred...
For a little preview click here.
Since 2002, architects, landscape planners, interior designers, designers, photographers, artists and critics from all over Europe have been invited to lectures, vernissages, etc. at the University of Coburg (GER) on Tuesday evenings. On April 25, the noa* architects Lukas Rungger and Andreas Profanter will give a lecture on "common ground". Join, if you're around!
noa* is looking for a talented and motivated Interior Designer - please send your portfolio and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org!
... welcome to the team Arch. Max Unterfrauner!
The opening of the architectural exhibition “Europe 40U40” will take place on Friday, February 24, 2017, 19:00, at Contemporary Space Athens, Mitropoleos 74, Athens, Greece.
After Athens, the exhibition is scheduled to travel throughout Europe. The exact exhibition locations will be announced shortly.
Houzz Inc., the leading platform for home renovation and design, announced the community’s picks for Best Of Houzz 2017. "Panorama" was awarded as one of the Best Of Houzz 2017 in Italy. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 40 million monthly users on Houzz. To see the most popular designs in Italy click here.
the new year starts with stunning news ... noa* has been selected by the European Centre for Architecture & Design in Athens as one of the "40 UNDER 40" Laureats defined by the jury as "....europe's most promising young architects and designers...." led by jury members Paolo Pininfarina, Mario Botta and Sir Jony Ive ...
noa* is looking for a technical project manager! Please send your CV + portfolio to email@example.com
We were back @ WAF as promised: Lukas presenting one of the three nominated projects at the three-day event of the world architectural festival in Berlin combining awards, conferences and networking.
... constructions have already started for the Hotel Seehof in Naz-Sciaves (IT) ... we can't wait for the re-opening with a brand-new wellness at the lake, a new restaurant and new rooms in spring 2017!
We would like to welcome our new team member Arch. Ramona Ilmer!
The Red Dot Award is certainly one of the best known and most trusted Awards in the designer’s scene. We are overjoyed to announce that our website won in the category „Communication Design - Best of the Best“. The internet manufactory teamblau from Bolzano did a really great job developing an individual and innovative concept in conscientious precision work with the entire team of noa*.
... noa*s “Hubertus” has been spotted on Instagram and its post reaches more than 30.000 likes. That makes us just speecheless ... Thank you guys for your support!
We are thrilled to announce yet another award nomination for the Apple Hotel in Saltaus: The European Hotel Design Award, celebrating excellence in hotel design and architecture. The new rooms were built into the former stable whilst totally keeping the old wooden structure and are nominated in the category "Adaptive Reuse" ... the sauna hill is nominated in the category "Spa&Wellness".
... we just learned that our project "Kaiserwarte" - a 30m high observation tower in the surroundings of Bruneck / Brunico has been shortlisted for the international prestigious WAF Award in the category "Experimental"! Other finalists are Zaha Hadid, BIG, Foster + Parnter, ... We can't wait to present the project to the top-class jury during the festival in November in Berlin!
We are happy to announce that this years "AJ Retrofit Award 2016, London" awarded our recent project: Finalist !!!
... the Hotel Hubertus in Olang / Valdaora (IT) has started the new season with a new entrance building, new rooms and a new pool. Stay tuned for more pictures!
This year's THE PLAN AWARD was definitely in noa*s favour ... We are super happy to announce that all of our 3 entries were awarded: 2x finalists & 1x shortlisted! Time for some champagne!
Thanks to everybody who made it to the great talk of Stefan Rier last friday!
... Alex Filz is back on tour with noa* to shoot the most recent projects. Stay tuned for stunning images of the new "Apfelhotel" in Saltaus (IT)!
... Stefan Rier experiencing some experimental art at "Atract" in Auer/Ora (IT).
... we want to welcome our new team member architect Christa Kerschbaumer!
A throwback to the noa* lecture "story ho telling" at the Trendforum Hotel last week where the new partners Christian Rottensteiner and Andreas Profanter talked about storytelling in hotel architecture presenting case studies of the hotel as a fairytale / the hotel as an explorer's home / the hotel as an apple world and the hotel as a designer's workshop.
Our up coming project on an Unesco World Heritage site at the Alpe di Siusi / Seiser Alm in the heart of the dolomites has been revealed: the existing mountain lodge will be amplified with several chalets and form a village as it already existed in 1800 ...
New year, new project: in the middle of the vineyards of Caldaro (IT) the Hotel Garnellenhof is being refurbished and noa* is commissioned to do a fresh and revolutionary Interior Design!
Now at the end of the year we would like to look back to some special projects we did this year ... one of them for sure was a competition for a mountain retreat in the surroundings of Bozen! Unfortunately we only got 2nd in the competition, congrats go to Peter Pichler Architecture for the first prize!
"This design is magical – in the truest sense of the word – firing the imagination and inviting guests to dream and tell tales ... " The Hotel Ulrichshof charmed the jury in their two-day jury asessment and has been awarded with an HONORABLE MENTION for the German Design Award 2016, an international premium prize with winners from all around the world!
... after a few intense months of shooting/writing/drawing we are happy to announce that our brand new website is online now! Thanks to all who made it possible!!
On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of HoGast about 1000 guests celebrated a glittering ball in the impressive “Residenz zu Salzburg” with awesome showacts and a touristic and gastronomic top-class network moderated by the Austrian shooting star Silvia Schneider and the legendary Alfons Haider. The crown of the evening was the award ceremony where noa* and the Hotel Ulrichshof were announced as winners.
... the hotel Ulrichshof in Rimbach (DE) is nominated for yet another award - this time fort he FX International Interior Design Award.
Winners will be announced on November 25th in London!
The local authorities recenty gave ‘green light’ for the all new Hotel Tofana in Alta Badia (IT), following the concept of the ‘Hotel as a Base Camp’ that merges local outdoor and indoor activities.
construction is due to start in spring 2016!
Have you already passed by the patisserie Hofer to enjoy a coffee and some sweet treats? The oldest pastry shop in the region (founded in 1845) has been renovated in a truly high speed operation within the last 4 weeks and is now open, running in its 6th generation, a new highlight in the centre of Bolzano / Bozen (IT). Hannes and his team is waiting for you!!
our latest jewel just finished and ready to be explored: cabana 701 as a special feature of the terraces of the Hotel Panorama in Kaltern / Caldaro (IT) ... that allows you to sleep outdoors under the stars!
...after having finished construction works on the new "Panorama Hotel" in Kaltern/Caldaro (I) last week, our next project "Hotel Ulrichshof" in Regensburg (Germany) is due to go on site next week. Site progress pics to be found regularly in the "works" chapter.
noa* wishes you all a wonderful christmas time!
we were pleased to give a lecture at the International Symposium 'Kunde. Gast. Tourist _ Architektur. Wein. Genuss!' together with Verena Huf from the Hotel Panorama in the Alte Kelter in Fellbach (DE) last Tuesday for an audience of mainly architects and hoteliers.
Mrs. T: wooden dining table for 14 people made of one single board of Slovenian oak (5 meters long) based on raw steel frames.
Mr. A: wooden bookshelf made of 5 boards of Slovenian oak (3 meters long) based on a series of stacked raw steel frames.
2013 was pretty magic, may 2014 be even bigger/taller/higher/faster/stronger...
noa* wishes a happy xmas to all our friends, clients and supporters!
an exciting project with an even more exciting pool is coming up soon!
New wellness area now open @Hotel "Pinei" in Kastelruth/Castelrotto (IT)!
..the new Vaia Shop opened on 18th of October with a live cooking show and live music themed "get together"! Thanks for joining!
first installation of the all new noa*designed "cookook" kitchen concept for a private apartment in Bolzano (IT) started today: complete site photos and documentation to be found by the end of July 2012 under the works chapter.
Thanks to: Josef Rier, Felix Karbon and all the carpenters @ Tischlerei RIER
the all new noa*designed "suites" of the Panorama Hotel in Kaltern/Caldaro (IT) now completed. Stay tuned for latest photos in the 'projects' chapter.
The third edition of the Italian Architecture Prize, as organised by MAXXI and Triennale Milano, marks an important collaboration between two prominent institutions to enhance the value of Italian architecture. The prize promotes those works whose commitment is aimed at innovation, design quality and the social role of architecture. We are delighted that our project Ötzi Peak 3251m was among the finalists! You can visit the exhibition dedicated to the award until 11 September at MAXXI in Rome.
We are excited to announce that Ötzi Peak 3251m is amongst the five finalists of the iconic Architizer A+Awards in the Pavilion category! Marking their 10th anniversary this season, the A+Awards celebrate the design of the world's best firms, highlighting the work of pioneering architects and designers as they strive to create architecture that will stand the test of time. Check out here this year's finalists. Delighted with this achievement!
The news programme "Südtirol Heute" showcased on 19 April a comprehensive report on our project Monastero. Lukas Rungger, together with the owners Manuel Mutschlechner and Stephanie Happacher, recounted the history of the project and their personal anecdotes about the convent. Lukas went on to explain what the design challenges were and what the atmosphere is like inside the walls today. Curious to know more? Check out the full video here!
From heating system to design object: the radiator today has an increasingly aesthetic value. So when we were asked to take part in Antrax's initiative to mark its 25th birthday, the task seemed very appealing: to imagine radiator objects in interior design, untying them from their traditional connotation in a bathroom environment. For this project, our interior designers wanted to stage a classic-looking radiator in a different context: the living room. Find out more about this idea here.
We are thrilled to announce that six of our projects have been chosen for the finale of Building of the Year 2022, a yearly competition established by the well-known architecture blog Archdaily. In the "Hospitality" category, we have Monastero, Gfell, and Floris; in the "Interior" category Weisses Kreuz and Aeon; in the "Culture" category, Transsensorial Gateway, an installation showcased at the Fuori Salone. By clicking on the link, you can vote for one project per category until 9th February... we are counting on you!
The new year is just around the corner and we are already looking forward to the many projects in the pipeline... One of them is in the Brandenburg lake region, along the shore of the Scharmützelsee. A landscape defined by the small houses bordering the lake and the calm beauty of Berlin's hinterland, which has been a source of great inspiration. Stay tuned for more!
Alpine Ansichten was a two-day event organised by IDM, in cooperation with Heinze and Baunetz, which gathered South Tyrolean architects and companies in a virtual dialogue about Alpine architecture. Christian Rottensteiner also took part in the event and, answering questions from journalist Kerstin Kuhnekath, touched on various topics of building in the mountains. He referred in particular to the projects Ötzi Peak 3251m, Floris and Monastero. Klaus Pomella from the company Rossin and Klaus Hackl, product designer and professor at the University of Bolzano, later joined the discussion. In case you missed the speech you can watch it again here.
...welcoming our new interior designer Mara Jungmann to the noa* team!
Known as South Tyrol's fifth season, the period of Törggelen is a time for gathering together around a table and having a good time; an opportunity that we at noa* couldn't miss. Dressed in Lederhosen and Dirndl, on Friday the 15th October, we set off for the Siusi plateau, heading for a tour of architecture and culinary delights. We visited Floris, Messner House and Gfell and had a wonderful night out!
How much did Lukas' childhood drawings reveal about his future? A lot, according to the German publisher AIT Dialog, since "what is part of the everyday life of all creative people is usually deeply rooted in the imagination of childhood". This is the starting point for their itinerant exhibition "Wie wir laufen lernten" (english: "How we learnt to walk"), in which around 100 childhood drawings by renowned architects, including Lukas Rungger, are exhibited in various cities in Germany. The opening was in Berlin from 14 to 16 September 2021. Further locations and information here.
...welcoming our new interior designer Ines Obwexer to the noa* team!
We enjoyed collaborating with Zero on their project "Destination Zero in the City" sponsored by Jaguar Land Rover, this time focusing on the cities of Trento and Bolzano. Andreas Profanter joined them and hit the road with their new electric cars to visit various locations such as our project Floris, where Andreas talked about noa*, our projects, sustainability and the city of the future. Stay tuned for the guide, which will be published this October!
We are honoured to be finalists with two of our projects at the WAF Award 2020/2021: Winery Kurtatsch in the category "Commercial mixed-use - Future Projects" and Ötzi Peak 3251m in the category "Display - Completed Buildings". We can't wait to present these projects live to an international jury committee at the World Architecture Festival, which will take place in Lissabon this December. Fingers crossed that we will then return home with a winners prize!
Happy to have been part of the "Hotel Dinner Night - Alto Adige" by Towant with our project Apfelhotel. From 21st - 23rd June, seven architecture studios were invited, together with the owner from one of their hotel projects, to create a plate that would best represent the architectural concept of the project. You can watch some impressions of the evening in this video.
We landed a small satellite in the North-west of Italy and here Arch. Michele Pascucci, who has been collaborating with noa* since 2017, will be responsible for various projects that are slowly taking shape.
WHO IS MICHELE? Michele Pascucci (born 1985), originally from the "Marche" region, he graduated in architecture from the University of Ferrara and has spent the last 7 years in South Tyrol, but has recently moved to Turin. "What is noa* to me? At first, a challenge, then an opportunity to improve and work on very challenging projects. noa* to me, is not only work, but also a nice environment with many friends and colleagues."
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? We are looking for a place to make our new base even more official. Do you have a comfortable chair and a large desk between Milan and Turin!? Contact us!
Lukas was on the judging committee of a students competition, which was launched by VIVIUS, the Innovation Cluster for Sustainable Building in the alpine region, and the Technical Highschool of Construction "Peter Anich" in Bolzano. The aim of this sustainable construction project was to design a small building for the residential complex "Obere Gand" in Appiano that should become a future meeting place for young and old with the focus on maximum social, ecological and economical sustainability. On 13th May 2021 the award ceremony for the winning project took place at the Technical Highschool of Construction "Peter Anich" in Bolzano.
One of our latest projects, the Ötzi Peak 3251m, is a new viewpoint on the Schnals Glacier, which offers a breathtaking panorama of a sweeping mountain landscape where visitors can soak in the extraordinary views and learn a bit about its' history. Get a glimpse of what it is like to reach the peak here.
The noa* team wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2021! Our office will be closed from 25.12.20 until 03.01.21.
Happy that our project Messner has been selected as the winner of the Heinze ArchitektenAWARD 2020 in the category "single- and two-family houses". The winner's announcement took place virtually on 3rd December 2020, where Stefan was honored to receive the heartfelt positive feedback from the jury and accept the award. Read the feedback here and have a look at all the winners here.
...welcoming our new interior designer Regina Traar to the noa* team!
...welcoming our new architect Maddalena Gioseffi to the noa* team!
This January Christian Rottensteiner was interviewed at the Klima House fair in Bolzano by Giorgio Tartaro for Viessmann's project ArchiEnergy on the topic of sustainability in the realm of architecture and design. They talked about one of our recent projects, a sustainable housing settlement, where the main focus is on building with wood. The interview is now online and you can watch it here.
We are happy that three of our projects won the DNA Paris Design Awards 2020: Mohrlife and Zallinger in the category architecture/hospitality and Messner in the category architecture/housing. The award ceremony is going to take place in Paris, hopefully before the end of this year.
While in home-office noa* partner Andreas Profanter was one of the chosen architects for The Plan's new series #thenewtomorrow to talk about how Covid-19 will change architecture and daily life and his vison of the new tomorrow. Check out the video here: Instagram, Facebook and Youtube.
The construction work at Parc Hotel Florian has recently started and will open this summer! The hotel is located in Siusi allo Sciliar (IT) and will expand its facilities with five new chalets: "Floris Green Suites". Supported by pillars, the chalets hover amidst the hotels beautiful nature parc, each housing two suites with their own sauna and private garden terrace, adorned with a suspended net, allowing one to rest, as if floating in nature.
...we wish everyone a Happy Easter!
It was a pleasure to work for IDM Südtirol Alto Adige again, where we designed the interiors for their new project "Südtirol Home", which was specifically created for the IBU Biathlon World Championship from 13-23 February 2020 in Antholz. Find out more about the project and watch the making-of-video here.
The re-edition of Josef Travel Book Bolzano is out now! This travelguide provides dozens of creative insider tips in three languages. We partook in the first edition in 2015 and are also happy to be part of the new edition of 2019! Thank you Franz Magazine (in collaboration with Studio Babai & Studio Mut) for having us. You can purchase your personal copy here.
On the 20th of December we celeberated our annual christmas party at Silena.
On 18th November, noa* has participated at the ceremony of the AHEAD Awards Europe 2019, where Stefan was also judge in the competition! Our project Gloriette was finalist in the categories "Hotel Newbuild" and "Spa & Wellness", while our project Mohrlife was finalist in the category "Spa & Wellness".
On Friday, September 20, 2019, Lukas Rungger held a keynote at the "Hotel Design und Technik Kongress 2019" at the Europa-Park Rust (DE), on the topic "We do not design houses, we build stories".
... a warm welcome to our Interior Design intern Viktoria Tschöll!
Excited that our project Mohr life resort has been selected as a Finalist in the 2019 Architizer A+ Awards for the Hospitality - Health Care & Wellness category - and YOU can help us become a winner by casting your vote for our project here. The online public chooses the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award and the voting is only open until July 5th.
On the 17th April Andreas was in Ljubljana, where after presenting our project Zallinger at Architecture 180, he was handed the BIG SEE Award in the category of Public & Commercial Architecture. He was later interviewed at BIG SEE talks and partook in the networking event Architect Match. Thanks for having us Zavod Big!
...thanks to everyone who came to our office opening in Berlin last Saturday!
Exciting news! Our projects Valentinerhof, Seehof, Silena, Gloriette and Zallinger have been nominated for ArchDaily's 10th edition of its Building of the Year Awards. Please vote for Valentinerhof here, Seehof here, Silena here, Gloriette here and Zallinger here.
Just last week Andreas and Barbara were invited to Vienna, where "architektur in progress" presented their new book "Herzblut" for their 20th anniversary on 150 architecture projects in and around Austria from 1997 - 2017, including our project Messner House. The book is written in German and English and can be purchased in international specialist bookshop from the end of January.
Our projects Zallinger and Seehof have won at the AHEAD Awards Europe 2018 last month, and now they are also nominated for the AHEAD Global Award. The Public voting started on January 3rd at 12:00 UST and will close on January 23rd at 17:00 UST. The project with the most public votes will win the People's Choice Award and the winners will be announced in London & New York on 28th of January, so don't hestitate to vote for our projects here and help us win the AHEAD Global Award.
On the 14th of December we celeberated our annual christmas party at Zallinger.
Lukas and Stefan are amongst the 40 creatives chosen for the judging committee of ADA 2018 (Archiproducts Design Awards), along with Ben Van Berkel, Paola Navone and Fran Silvestre. They selected the best out of 270 products across 14 categories, that truly stand out for their relation with production, fully embracing the ‘Culture of Project’...stay tuned as the winners will be announced soon.
Proud to have been part of the Iconic Awards 2018 in Munich last Monday, where we picked up our two prizes: "Best of the Best" for our project Messner House and a "Selection" prize in the architecture category for Seehof.
Yesterday Andreas partook in the event "turismo e futuro" (eng. turism and the future) at Caorle and held a presentation about "hotel ≠ hotel".
Yesterday Stefan & Joanna were invited to the "Best of Interior Award" in Taufkirchen/Munich, where our project Messner was chosen as one of the top 30 interior projects from 2018! You can read the article and delve into the pictures in callwey's new book "Best of Interior 2018".
Our office will be closed from the 13th until the 19th of August.
Excited to announce that we are finalists at the WAF World Architecture Festival 2018: Our project Zallinger is shortlisted in the category "Hotel and Leisure - Completed Buildings" and "Best use of certified timber prize", whereas the Messner House is in the "House - Completed Buildings" category. We can't wait to present our projects to the jury in Amsterdam this November and hopefully we will win this year!
Our Edersee project "From roots to crowns" was recently exhibited alongside 18 other projects for "ways of life" at TU Braunschweig and previously at the University Kassel and at Documenta 14 - Experimenta Urbana. We are very curious where the exhibition will travel next.
Ways of Life is a joint project by "19 international architecture offices that work together to establish a new understanding of living and working in and with nature“. Find out more here.
Christian and Andreas were invited to the Perspective Event at Lido Venice from the 21st to the 23rd of May, where they attended workshops and business meetings. On the last day at the award ceremony of the "The Plan Award 2018“, our projects Valentinerhof, Seehof, Tofana and Messner were nominated in the categories Interior, Hospitality and Kitchen Design, of which the last three made it to the finals and Seehof was also given an honorable mention in the Hospitality category.
Today, Rai Südtirol payed our studio a visit to capture footage for their documentary „Above the rooftops of Bolzano“, which depicts 5 portraits of locations and the people within them, who fall under the title. Noa* was selected as one of the 5, with the theme being „work, live, be creative, above and between the rooftops of Bolzano“, which focuses on what it is like to work in a rooftop office. Stay tuned for the full story!
The view from our office is hard to beat when you are looking for a panorama of Bolzanos rooftops and surroundings. Journalists have spotted and taken advantage of it on their trip from Berlin to Tuscany. Read about their journey here.
Our client, the Alber family, celebrated the 25th anniversary of their restaurant Vögele...read more
Last week Interior Designer Barbara and Architect Andreas were invited by Marset Lighting in Barcelona, where they got an insight into their production, designstudio and showroom. Stay tuned to see where & how we have integrated their lamps in our project.
Stefan, Lukas and Christian were at the famous trade fair in Paris "Maison & Objet" where they gathered inspiration for home decor, interior design, architecture, lifestyle culture and trends.
The 4-star-superior hotel Silena in Vals (IT) - previously known as Moarhof - opened its doors on 26th of December. Noa* was happy to design and construct the new interiors, spa area and external fasade. The "soulful hotel" now offers 49 suites, a spa with a panoramic rooftop sauna, tea-library, indoor and outdoor pool as well as a soul garden and chai lounge. More images coming soon!
Last week we were @ Valentinerhof in Seis/Siusi (IT) with our photographer Alex Filz to take some pictures of the new bar, restaurant, lobby and rooms. Stay tuned for more information about the project on our website!!
... we are immensely proud to be personally selected by YESarchitecture to take part in the 2017 AIT Roadshow "Young Younger Forever Young" to be seen in different German cities. First location is the Goldbergwerk in Stuttgart, which opened on the 26th of October, followed by Hamburg and Berlin! More information here.
Stefan Rier & Christian Rottensteiner will hold a lecture tomorrow @ the Hospitality Day in Rimini (IT)! The two architects will discuss the "recipe for the creation of a hotel" and will present 7 hotel projects and the "behind the scene" story and insight, that made each one a unique success with an individual character...
... slowly becomes reality @ Messner House in Seis am Schlern / Siusi allo Sciliar (IT)... Stay tuned and follow us on instagram for more pictures!
noa* is looking for a motivated "allrounder" for general administration, graphics and press work! Please send your CV and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org!
noa* were announced winners of the prestigious ICONIC AWARD 2017 for the Hubertus Pool project amongst other architects like Cino Zucchi and MarteMarte. The award ceremony will take place on October 4th, 2017 @ BMW World in Munich (GER)!
noa* is looking for motivated architects/students with work-experience in competitions for hotels and residences, best knowledge of ArchiCAD, Adobe etc... for min. 3 month internship! Send CV and portfolio of works to email@example.com!
... Lukas Rungger & Stefan Rier are part of the jury for the Archiproducts Design Awards 2017, the international design competition, with the aim of recognizing, rewarding and celebrating design excellence across a range of 14 categories. For more information click here.
... many thanks to Monocle - the famous global affairs and lifestyle magazine - for featuring our most recent project Seehof Nature Retreat & Das Wanda - 12 suites! Click here to read the whole special report about South Tyrol.
Mediterranean spirits are welcoming the guests at the new "Seehof" in Naz-Sciaves (IT) since Easter ... the resort has been extended with a new spa area located around the lake, new rooms & a new restaurant. More insights coming soon!
...we just learned that the Hotel Hubertus has been anounced as PLATINUM WINNER of the "2017 A'DESIGN AWARD", beating 22 worldwide finalists in the last round... we'd like to thank the jury for this excellent choice!
...we are counting down the days til Seehof Nature Retreat in Natz-Schabs / Naz-Sciaves (IT) is reopening its doors! In the picture the new spa buildings at the lake...
Photographer Alex Filz in action: soon you will see the results of the photoshoot of the Hotel Tofana in St. Kassian / S. Cassiano (IT) on our website!
Join the lecture "Tageslicht in der Architektur / Luce naturale in architettura" with Arch. Lukas Rungger & Arch. Stefan Rier (noa*), and Arch. Marco Soravia (VELUX) on Wednesday, 1st of March 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Museion in Bozen / Bolzano (IT).
A special magazine-brochure was printed to celebrate the reopening of the Hotel Tofana in St. Kassian / S. Cassiano (IT), in which the new Tofana - Explorer's Home is presented: "... Exaggerated, stilted elegance is entirely banished, making way for a casual Alpine style that sets the tone and creates a relaxed ambience."
... join the Enertour on January 28th with Arch. Stefan Rier showing you around at the construction site of the almost finished Messner Haus and Valentinerhof!
For more information and registration click here.
... the brand new Tofana "Explorer's Home" in San Cassiano / Alta Badia (IT) opened its doors a few days before christmas just in time for the FIS world cup! We'd like to thank the unique owners Günther and Verena Frena for believing in us with their 100% passion for such an ambitious concept of "the evolutionary transformation of a compact building into a sublime landscape". And wish full house!
Wallpaper - a magazine focusing on architecture, design, fashion, art, travel and lifestyle - is describing the last enhancement and enlargement of the Hotel Hubertus: "The most recent touch-up, though, is probably its most ambitious, if not, spectacular."
Read the full article here!
we spotted the “Hubertus Pool” on the Hypebeast account on Instagram with 46.000 likes already ... This makes us just speecheless ... Thank you guys for your support!
The Hotel Valentinerhof is under construction again ... works have started last week! The hotel will be extended with a new main building hosting a reception, lobby and lounge ... the restaurant and wellness area will be extended and more rooms added! Stay tuned for more pix!
... the whole noa* gang touring through the local wine cellars!
...noa* is not building houses, but writes stories. The first line of a new chapter is already committed to paper: noa* from now on also on Instagram. We’re looking forward to many followers!!
This is noa*s recommendation for your weekend: a swim in the 25m long pool overlooking the valley of Valdaora / Olang (IT) ...
... new edition of Turrisbabel is out now! Read the article about noa*s outcoming here… Many thanks to Jasmine Deporta for the fantastic portrait!
Some time ago we had the honor to welcome "Was uns bewegt" on our tower terrace ... the result is one of the best contributions about noa* so far!
An uncountable number of craftmen working 16 hours a day on altering shifts made it possible to totally redo 88 new suites in only 7 weeks of construction! Everything is ready now... and the Grand Hotel has successfully reopened its doors! Congratulations!
Last week we had the honour to welcome a bunch of journalists from the most prestigious Italian architecture and design magazines and to show them around in some of our projects! Here the stunning faces under the lighting installation at the Valentinerhof ...
The complete break down and the following rebuilding of the "Hotel Tofana" in St. Kassian / San Cassiano (IT) started one month ago. The reopening is planned for December 2016 when the new "Explorer's Home" will welcome his guests with a cosy and urban design!
Join Stefan Rier for his lecture "Falling in Wood ..." on April 29th at 17:30 at Rothoblaas in Kurtatsch / Cortaccia!
... noa*s “Villa Gries” has been featured on Architizer and its post on Facebook reaches more than 3000 likes - which is a new record for us and makes us just speecheless ... Thank you guys for your support!
... we want to welcome our new team member architect Andrea Dal Negro!
The project Hotel Ulrichshof was awarded with an honorable mention at the 'Ambiente' in Frankfurt. Lukas Rungger and Stefan Rier were there to celebrate this honor!
We are honored that our project 'Hofer 1845' was part of Arch. Stefano Novello's lecture 'La Tutela degli insiemi' at the University of Architecture in Venice, where he talked about different interventions that created or recreated places of value.
... an article about the Viennese vibes in the Konditorei Hofer in Bolzano (IT) in the recent issue of 'The Südtirolerin'. Enjoy your read!
The ski school Seiser Alm will surprise you this year with a total make over - pass by and take a look, lets see if you recognize one of the previous teachers & ski-legends on the wallpaper ...
... we want to welcome our new team member architect Miriam López Romero!
...a throwback to a magnificent week at the World Architecture Festival 2015 in Singapore with loads of stunning talks and brilliant events ... unfortunately noa* came home without a victory this time, but the city / the event / the people were definitely worth it! Our congrats go to both winners Bjarke Ingels (BIG) and Ole Scheeren (OMA). Back next year for sure!
...now it's official: probably the most extraordinary pool noa* has designed so far is finally in the making! the 20 m long swimming pool cantilevers for 15 meters above the village of Olang (IT) and aims to become a breath-taking highlight (incl. a glazed infinity front) within the extension of the well known Hotel Hubertus!
constructions started this week - the opening is planned for summer 2016!
A throwback to last week's Salto Talk in the Hotel Stiegl in Bozen / Bolzano (IT) with an interesting discussion about the city of Bolzano and its future ...
photo credits: Franz Magazine/flipflopcollective
our friends from WAMS?! shooted their new collection at our terrace ... we think the noa* models look great in those socks!!
glad to announce we've won the invited competition for the all new ‘Korer Mountain Village’: the 21 Mio € mixed scheme will include camping area, spa&wellness, chalets and restaurants right on the legendary "Silvester" slopes of the Kronplatz ski resort in Brunico (IT).
Constructions for an apartment renovation in the centre of Bozen / Bolzano (IT) kicked off last week ... the spacious terrace is blurring with the interior - stay curious for further updates about the project!
take a look at this project of a private villa in the surroundings of Bozen/Bolzano (IT)... unfortunately we only got second in the competition.
Stefan & Christian are the noa* archichefs!Stay tuned what they will prepare for dinner next week at the event ‘Archichef’ at "Il Condito" in Bolzano/Bozen (IT).
Tomorrow Stefan and Lukas will be part of Monocle's live radio broadcast and discuss architecture and design topics with esteemed editor in chief Mr. Tyler Brûlé (founder of Wallpaper and Monocle).
This week noa* has been commissioned to design the new extension of Hotel Johannis (4s) in Tirolo/Dorf Tirol (IT).
The conference will be held on the 9th of December at the EURAC in Bozen/Bolzano (IT) with following guests: noa* network of architecture (Bozen), Norbert Niederkofler (St. Kassian), Thomas Linkel (München), Anton Dalvai, Harald Pechlaner, Andreas Reiter, Wolfgang Fuchs and Manfred Kohl.
work in progress at our construction site in Bavaria!
1st edition of the "pinei series", a new street lighting concept and design for the public access road to Hotel "Pinei" in Kastelruth/Castelrotto (I). Bespoke light objects made of wooden larch beams on cast metal base and linear LED stripes.
Stefan Rier presenting the bespoke design of his beloved ‘Lederhose’ for fashion designer Nadine Lantschner @Gitzl in Kardaun (IT)
Work has started on our limited series of multifunctional bags in collaboration with fashion designer Philip Pezzei and textile brand MOESSMER. Final designs to be revealed by the end of summer 2012!
season's greetings from everyone at noa*!