undulating tiered rafter by studio beltrame envelops ski school in italy

undulating tiered rafter by studio beltrame envelops ski school in italy

Ski School’s wavy roof mimics the surrounding mountains

 

Studio Beltrame by architect Claudio Beltrame designs a ski school infrastructure near the local ski resort in Tarvisio, Italy. Replacing the existing smaller building, the school forms an undulating volume covered by a tiered wavy roof, resembling the mountainous Italian landscape. The studio’s approach merges three main components into the design, cultural heritage, architectural functionality, and natural surroundings. Applying local materials throughout, the structure draws from traditional alpine formations. The main elements of exposed timber and black metal compose the entire framework and outer skin.

undulating tiered rafter by studio beltrame envelops ski school in italy
the silhouette blends with the alpine backdrop | all images courtesy of Studio Beltrame

 

 

tradition, function, and nature are the main design guides

 

Reflecting the vernacular architecture of the alpine region surrounding the structure, the ski school puts up local materials forming a typical village frame and adding the organic rafter system of the roof. The exterior applies black metal and timber cladding, while the interior comprises exposed timber framing commonly used amongst neighboring alpine ski chalets. Thus, the architectural studio draws from traditional village design to shape the unconventional form of the ski facility. 

 

Regarding the functional requirements, the free-form of the organic roof directs the mapping of an auditorium. After entering the ‘low end’ of the space, the layout leads to a foyer and office. The assembly hall composes a stepped seating and a presentation area unfolding a panoramic view of Tarvisio as the backdrop. 

 

The structure merges with the surrounding landscape mimicking the mountainous contours. The wave-like covering takes its form from the functionality of the interior space, while the formalistic gesture resonates both with traditional architecture and with the alpine backdrop.

undulating tiered rafter by studio beltrame envelops ski school in italy
the project appears ‘growing’ organically from the hillside

undulating tiered rafter by studio beltrame envelops ski school in italy
the ski school forms an undulating volume covered by a tiered wavy roof

undulating tiered rafter by studio beltrame envelops ski school in italy
the structure of the roof is segmented to optimize the curvature of its profile

undulating tiered rafter by studio beltrame envelops ski school in italy
the building applies local materials, such as black metal, covering the timber cladding

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undulating tiered rafter by studio beltrame envelops ski school in italy
the recessed entrance and undulating rooftop form an organic volume

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undulating tiered rafter by studio beltrame envelops ski school in italy
the interior structure combines a timber frame system with steel cables

undulating tiered rafter by studio beltrame envelops ski school in italy
exposed timber framework draws from vernacular alpine architecture

 

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project info:

 

name: Tarvisio Ski School
designer: studio beltrame | @beltrame.studio

design team: Claudio Beltrame, Luca Beltrame, Jon Krizan, Gabriele Pascutti

consultants: Gianpaolo Anselmi, Studio Pettene, Erika Kosuta

location: Tarvisio, Italy

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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