in an attempt to challenge traditional alpine architectural assumptions, the new ski school structure by architetto claudio beltrame stands proudly as a small landmark within tarvisio, italy. the all-timber building is shaped like a wood log, with clean-cut façades that generate a dynamic massing. 

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the new ski school in tarvisio is shaped like a cut wood log
all images courtesy of claudio beltrame 

 

 

architetto claudio beltrame used the concept of a traditional alpine chalet as the foundation of the project. the structure adopts a simplified geometry with a site-specific adaptation. the all-timber volume looks like a wood log, with the dark bark revealing the lighter wood when cut away.

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on the ground floor, there is a small lounge, as well as a reception counter where visitors can book their ski lessons. on the first level, behind the wide triangular window, there is a multifunctional table where various meetings can be held. the underground floor, still to be completed, will be used as a ski rental shop.

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the wide triangular window on the first floor 

 

 

the building is oriented towards the mountains, showing the way to the approaching skiers. the generous window on the first floor offers a wide view of the slope and the beginner’s trails. here, parents can sit and look at their children learning a new sport, while tutors and jurors can monitor athletes during lessons and competitions. 

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the whole structure is made of timber

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ski instructors access the building from its side

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the ski school stands proudly as a small landmark

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with its pointy shape, the ski school leads the way towards the slope and peek of the mountains

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the design process starts by challenging the idea of a traditional chalet

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ground floor plan

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elevation

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section

 

 

 

project info:

 

name: e3l tarvisio ski school

architecture office: architetto beltrame claudio

project team: claudio beltrame, luca beltrame, gabriele pascutti

client: comune di tarvisio

location: tarvisio, italy

surface: 150 m2

 

 

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edited by: myrto katsikopoulou | designboom