Peter Pichler Architecture won an invited competition in 2019 to design a new hotel in northern Italy. The new Hotel Milla Montis was inaugurated in October 2020. The hotel is located in Maranza, in the Italian region of South Tyrol. Meadows and fields surround the well-shaped mountain of the small Alpine village, just above Puster Valley, a tourist destination well known for its marvelous hiking routes. The project location is characterized by its unique scenery and impressive panoramic views of the Dolomites Mountains.
The new hotel structure is fragmented into four shifted volumes to break down the scale of the entire structure while at the same time respecting the scale of the surrounding buildings. The composition is inspired by the vernacular architecture of the region and the classic wooden barn reinventing a contemporary reinterpretation of this typology. The interiors are simple and functional, a timeless Alpine style. Ash wood is combined with typical green loden textiles, adding a dash of color giving continuity to the natural palette of the surrounding landscape.
Peter Pichler Architecture
Oberhofer Roland Single company
Year of completion
Maranza, South Tyrol, Italy
Gustav Willeit, Daniel Zangerl, Jörgen Camrath
iPM, Reichhalter, Gasser Paul, Brida, Studio E-Plan, Michaeler & Partner, Möbel Ladinia, LEA Ceramiche, Pikon, Lichstudio Italy, Tip Top Fenster, Brida, Sibast, Hotex, Fermob, HAY, Simonazz