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From wood to wonders
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Mountain hut Oberholz

Obereggen in Italy

© HASSLACHER Gruppe | OskarDaRiz for Arch. Peter Pichler / Pavol Micolajcak
© HASSLACHER Gruppe | OskarDaRiz for Arch. Peter Pichler / Pavol Micolajcak
© HASSLACHER Gruppe | OskarDaRiz for Arch. Peter Pichler / Pavol Micolajcak
© HASSLACHER Gruppe | OskarDaRiz for Arch. Peter Pichler / Pavol Micolajcak
© HASSLACHER Gruppe | OskarDaRiz for Arch. Peter Pichler / Pavol Micolajcak
© HASSLACHER Gruppe | OskarDaRiz for Arch. Peter Pichler / Pavol Micolajcak

Perfect design in spruce
The Obereggen ski area is located directly below the "Latemar", a mountain range in the Italian Dolomites between South Tyrol and Trentino. The Oberholz mountain hut A was realized at its mountain station at 2,096 m a.s.l. This stands out architecturally and conceptually, yet blends in perfectly with the landscape.
The architectural design is based on the alignment of individual mountain groups, their panorama in individual
large windows is caught and put on display. The entire structure, which is partly underground and protrudes from the earth like a tree trunk, is thus structured. The entire structure consists of rigid wooden frames, which remain visible in the interior, around the complex
to give even more expression to the spatial geometry. The intermediate areas, variable in size and spacing
were lined with elements made of cross-laminated timber.
The entire outer facade, including the roof, was clad with larch slats. The basic supporting structure consists of spruce glued laminated timber.
The interior cladding is also made of spruce due to its light, calm appearance.

The project has won several awards, including the international architecture award "Bar / Ristoranti / Hotel d’Autore 2017". In 2020, the Oberholz mountain hut was part of the image campaign for the state of South Tyrol.

Project information
Location: Obereggen in Italy
Customer: LIGNOALP®
Architect: Arch. Peter Pichler & Arch. Pavol Mikolajcak
Structural analysis and design: LIGNOALP®
Builder: Obereggen AT
Year of construction: 2016
Products used: Glued laminated timber and glued laminated timber special components in spruce. Cross laminated timber.