There is something quite calming about the snowy views. The buildings merge with the brilliantly clear, bright snow-covered landscapes and a completely different world unfolds before us. We want to bring you this panorama now, from the perspective of outstandingly spectacular, snow-covered hotels.
Zallinger | Italy
The Zallinger Refuge is located on the Seiser Alm in a high mountain setting and features nineteenth-century barns that have been reimagined. Designed by noa*, a South Tyrolean architectural studio, entirely in an environmentally friendly way, in the spirit of responsible tourism—in addition to sustainability, respect for the mountains and direct contact with nature were also emphasized.
Hotel Revier | Switzerland
The design of the trend-oriented sports hotel can be linked to the name of the architectural firm Carlos Martinez. Their concept is unusual: a narrow building stands on the edge of a steep terrain against the backdrop of a magnificent mountain forest. Its façade overlooks the entrance to the Rothorn ski lift, but there are also a gym and a bicycle room in the hotel—which also has a lobby, bar and restaurant.
Myrkdalen Hotel | Norway
The Myrkdalen Hotel is designed by the JVA architectural studio and is inspired by traditional Alpine chalets in southern Europe and American mountain huts. However, the roof and floor plan are adapted to the facilities on site and the scale of the landscape—so its location can also be interpreted as part of a system. Another interesting feature is that it is covered with wide, horizontal wooden boards, which makes the grandiose hotel look smaller.
Fuchsegg Lodge Hotel | Austria
The Ludescher + Lutz Architekten has also found the answer to the question of what size to plan for a hotel in a remote landscape. The right look was the solution, for which the forms of settlement in the surrounding cultural landscape were examined—following the loose structure of Vorsäss Eggatsberg, the lodge hotel received similar buildings without streets and fences.
Muh Shoou Xixi Hotel | China
One of the charms of the hotel is that it boasts typical wetland ecology, surrounded by native vegetation. Based on this, the goa architectural office sought to recall the resonance between man and nature during the design. Adapting to the needs of modern hotels in an ecologically optimal way was a challenge, but the building managed to connect with the surrounding forest and water system—much to the delight of the persimmon trees, the oldest of which is over a hundred years old.