The new Falkensteiner Montafon family hotel in Austria
A new hospitality project where VSP signes the interior design in a building realized by the Norwegian firm Snøhetta.
The new resort by the Austrian Falkensteiner Michaeler Tourism Group, is built on four levels, taking advantage of the natural slope of the mountains, and comprises two structures branching off from a central nucleus containing the communal areas.
The reception, clad in spruce wood, the Wellness area with a 1,400 sq m spa and the ski room are accessed from ground level, while the 123 rooms and suites, all with balconies and panoramic views, are on the upper floors.
The large central staircase leads down to the lobby, bar, restaurant and swimming pool.
Claudio Saverino e Tiziano Vudafieri, respectful of the spirit and essence of the place, make use of references from the local area: the fences of woven branches and wooden slats typical of local barns are referenced as decorative elements and as screens in the restaurant, while local handmade rugs are reproduced on custom-made wallpaper used as headboards in all the rooms. Vernacular materials such as stone, spruce and larch wood, and white plaster are used to pay homage to the traditional building style of the area.
In terms of colour, the project focuses on the selection of a colour palette which draws inspiration from the unique features of the alpine landscape, and particularly from three-phase farming, an agricultural method that has shaped the lives of the rural population of this area for centuries. “Based on the traditions of this ancestral technique which alternates winter, autumnal and spring sowing, we focused on the various shades of natural colours, placing them at the centre of our interior design,”, explain the architects. While in the communal areas - such as the reception, the lobby, the wellness area and the spa - the shades are evocative of summer and spring, the palette in the rooms is more autumn and winter based.
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AND SOFT DECORATION PRJECT
Vudafieri-Saverino Partners, Tiziano Vudafieri e Claudio Saverino
Anna Petrara, Margherita Mezzetti, Irene Sobrino, Vanessa Ramponi, Caterina Mancuso
Courtesy of Montafon Falkensteiner Hotel