Text description provided by the architects. It is all about the apple in the ‘Apfelhotel Torgglerhof’ in Saltaus in the Passiria Valley in Northern Italy. The Applesauna and the wellness area are part of the farm ensemble. For noa* network of architecture the starting point and key element of the design was the circle of the apple throughout the year: The new sauna- and wellness area forms the period of repose.
Dive Into Nature
“It was essential to us to use the charm of the surrounding garden and nature as an interpretation for the architecture … The new sauna totally melts with the surrounding landscape.“ Christian Rottensteiner
The entire sauna area is dedicated to the repose period and is diving into the nature in the truest sense of its word. The spa area consists of a sauna with changing rooms and a shower as well as a relaxing space. The outer structure of the wellness building is totally green and is seen as a hill, which evolves into a mystical and intimate space at the interior.