The Hotel Alpenstern is located on a south-facing hillside at an altitude of approx. 1550m in a heavily landscaped area in Oberdamüls (AT). The neighbouring structure corresponds to a typical sprawling mountain village with mostly tourist buildings such as hotels and apartment buildings. The surrounding consists of four-storey buildings with gabled roofs. In terms of form and material, the project is based on traditional construction with solid bases, wooden upper floors and sloping roofs. It reinterprets them and adapts them to the size of the building. The sloping roof shapes are in dialogue with the surrounding gabled roof buildings. The surrounding canopies refer to the canopies and balconies of the neighbouring buildings.
What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
In order to adapt the overall system to the rather small-scale neighbouring buildings, the entire complex is divided into individual volumes, which roughly correspond in size to the existing buildings. The building itself appears deconstructed by several smaller structures that are offset in terms of position and height.