Overlooking the forest
For the Olympic Spa Hotel in Val di Fassa, NOA designs a new extension aiming to integrate the facilities with the surrounding landscape. From the new rooms nestled in the Alpine meadow to the surprising sauna overlooking the forest, this project camouflages the new, plays with the profile of the mountains and gives guests the emotion of a sincere bond with nature.
Adding new spaces and functions to a mountain hotel without affecting the harmony with the landscape, on the contrary, creating a better integration with the surroundings: this is the guiding theme of the project realised by NOA for the Olympic Spa Hotel, in Vigo di Fassa, with a tradition of hospitality dating back to 1963. The plan to expand the current premises with an annex and a new sauna was an opportunity to define a 'mimetic' and sustainable intervention model, which will allow the hotel to grow and offer its guests an even more exciting immersion in the beautiful Dolomite scenery.
a treetop sauna
The new sauna is an elevated construction with eye-level views of the tree canopies. Made entirely of wood, externally clad in larch and internally in spruce treated with black wax, it blends into the forest and offers an impressive panorama of it both from the interior windows and a side terrace. It can be reached directly from the hotel via an aerial walkway, which leaves the meadow below free (where, by the way, the 'Marcialonga', the famous cross-country skiing event, passes by every year). Therefore, access to the sauna is only outside, even in winter: a choice that intends to promote, even in this case, strong and direct contact with nature.
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LOCATION: San Giovanni di Fassa - Vigo, Trentino (Italy)
CLIENT: Pellegrin family
INTERVENTION: Architecture & Interior Design
CONSTRUCTION START: September 2021
COMPLETION: January 2023
PROJECT VOLUME: 5,100 m3
NET SURFACE AREA: 1,160 m2