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'Stavia 2012' Hotel-Spa Proposal / Menomenopiu Architects

Courtesy of Menomenopiu Architects
Courtesy of Menomenopiu Architects

The hotel-spa building proposal for the ‘Stavia 2012′ competition aims to be fully integrated with the landscape, for it is covered by a green slope that hides the stack of the building. Designed by Menomenopiu Architects, the building is no longer an urban border between the city and the lake but it rather becomes nature’s means to claim and regain the bank by providing the user with a promenade equipped with different services. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The profile of the covering itself draws inspiration from the skyline of the mountains that characterize the place. A breeze, a leaf that gently leaves the ground, without any other ornament but nature, simplicity, pureness, far from ostentation, simply resting there, facing the mountains, the lake’s water caressing it, a new element made by men but shared by nature, indeed satisfied by such respect.

Courtesy of Menomenopiu Architects
Courtesy of Menomenopiu Architects
Cite:Alison Furuto. "'Stavia 2012' Hotel-Spa Proposal / Menomenopiu Architects" 11 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/214935/stavia-2012-hotel-spa-proposal-menomenopiu-architects/>