Hotel Milla Montis project by Peter Pichler Architecture
In 2019 Peter Pichler Architecture won the competition to design the new Hotel Milla Montis located in Maranza, in the Italian region of South Tyrol, a mountain tourist destination just above the well-known Puster Valley (Val Pusteria – Pustertal). The new Hotel Milla Montis was inaugurated in October 2020.
The project location is characterized by its unique scenery and impressive panoramic views of the Dolomites Mountains.
The new hotel structure is fragmented into four shifted volumes to break down the scale of the entire structure while at the same time respecting the scale of the surrounding buildings.
The composition is inspired by the vernacular architecture of the region and the classic wooden barn reinventing a contemporary reinterpretation of this typology.
The curved shape of the exoskeleton façade is inspired by the pitchfork used by local farmers.
The interiors are simple and functional, a timeless Alpine style. Ash wood is combined with typical green loden textiles, adding a dash of color giving continuity to the natural palette of the surrounding landscape.
Wood is the main protagonist of the project, both outside and inside, creating contrast with the exterior blackened wood and the interior lightwood.