Eye-Catching, Exclusive – Extraordinary!

Date
29.11.2019

Eye-Catching, Exclusive – Extraordinary!

Architectural highlights in Obereggen

A region as breathtakingly beautiful as the Dolomites UNESCO World Heritage Site deserves more than just any old run-of-the-mill architecture. In and around Obereggen you will find plenty of fine examples of different, daring and delightful designs fusing the traditional and modern elements.

A Hut with a Twist: Berghütte Oberholz, 2,096 m

When designing the Berghütte Oberholz, the architects Peter Pichler and Pavol Mikolajcak drew on the nature of the Dolomites and the local building tradition of Val d’Ega for inspiration. The three main windows of the building reach high into the sky like the branches of a fallen tree, stretching out towards the surrounding mountain peaks. The gabled roof and facade covered with larchwood tiles are typical of huts in the region. Inside the hut, clean lines and arched ceilings give the impression of a church nave. Open, wide and spectacular – those are three of the best words to describe the Berghütte Oberholz, which manages to create a warm and cosy atmosphere thanks to the use of natural materials from the region.

Fresh snow at the Mountain Hut Oberholz
Restaurant at the Mountain Hut
View from the Mountain Hut Oberholz

Urban Club Flair in Nature: LOOX

The main eye-catching highlight of this brand new après-ski location at the bottom of the ski lifts in Obereggen is the gabled roof, which arches up high and then swoops down low. Designed as a joint project by the architects Geisler&Trimmel and Unisono, its organic and flowing structure strikes a stark contrast with the craggy peaks of the Sciliar mountains.
 
The double-curved wooden beams give the construction a light and clean appearance, while the large glass facade draws the natural surroundings into the building. There is a large area in the middle for parties and dancing, surrounded by lounge islands for those who want to relax and enjoy a little more privacy.

Verena Steiner

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