noa* extends panorama hotel in italy's kaltern vineyard region
noa* extends panorama hotel in italy's kaltern vineyard region noa* extends panorama hotel in italy's kaltern vineyard region
oct 10, 2013

noa* extends panorama hotel in italy's kaltern vineyard region

noa* extends panorama hotel in italy’s kaltern vineyard region
all images by martina jaider




noa* (network of architects) has refurbished and extended the ‘panorama hotel’ in kaltern an deer weinstrasse within one of the most famous vineyard regions in italy. the renovation includes a new annex on the public ground floor that incorporates a hotel lobby presented as a library, whose proximity to the main entrance amplifies a feeling of openness. on this communal level a reception and bar are found immediately to the right, with a wine lounge to the left.



the addition and façade elements are informed by local codes and traditions




the architecture of the 2,000 m2 addition has been largely informed by the tranquil and natural setting of the 4-star accommodation’s site with its framework constructed from solid cross-laminated timber (mainly local spruce). in carrying with this thematic structural approach, the old wooden roof has been salvaged to build a sauna, thus preserving the character of the original house; while wooden balustrades and double-pitched canopies subtly organize the varying volumetrics of the building, and wooden bris-soleils rhythmically frame and crop views of the surrounding landscape, like the mendel mountain range to the west.



wooden brise-soleils frameviews of the surrounding landscape, while distinctly defining the architecture of the hotel



in order to maximize the panoramic outlook from the 20 spacious rooms and suites situated on the hotel’s upper floors, an extension on the top floor towards the north and south side was implemented. to complement the incorporation of local wood into the structure, other native materials were used including native larch, porphyry-stone and linen textiles.



large balconies and terraces extend the interior outwards




generous sun terraces oriented to the south and west, engage a dialogue between the inner and outer areas, while room-high sliding doors made of glass further underline this notion of openness. other outdoor spaces include a roof-deck facing south-east that serves as a fitness area.


the renovation of the ‘panoramic hotel’ has been an intervention of constructive gestures, which intertwine the history of the vineyard with contemporary flourishes, offering a contemporary hotel that unfolds the many stories of its site. in the future the panorama hotel will be expanded further with a second building covering an area of 3,000 m2 that will house a wellness facility, as well as indoor-outdoor pool and spa suites.



detail of the timber work





details of the wooden architecture elements



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