Peterhof, Alpe Furx

  • Prize
    Jury's Favorite in Architectural Design - Hospitality
  • Company/Firm
    Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
  • Lead Designer
    Mariella Wolff and Hugo Herrera Pianno
  • Design Team
    Marco Franzmann
  • Architect
    Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
  • Interior Designer
    Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
  • Lighting Designer
    Baumschlager Eberle Architekten
  • Const. Company
    Rhomberg BAU GmbH
  • Photographer Credit
    AI Schnabel, René Dürr
  • Location
    Zwischenwasser, Austria
  • Client
    Patrick Schmid
  • Project Date
    January 2022

A synthesis of possibilities
The Peterhof, Alpe Furx tourism development consists of a restaurant (Peterhof) and ten chalets (Alpe Furx) with a fantastic view of the Alps. All buildings in Zwischenwasser (Austria) show a high-quality room programme with best perspectives and optimal privacy. Sustainable wood was used as a building material to create a pleasant atmosphere. The eleven buildings were combined to form a sensitive settlement with a spatial centre. The motto for this: urban development also takes place in the countryside.
The tension between local building traditions, materials and up-to-date interpretation makes the development a memorable contribution to architectural quality in the Alps.
Architecture is more than just building, architecture conveys messages. Here at Alpe Furx, the elementary means of the medium were used: light, geometry and material. The reduction to the essential takes place, the careful handling of the possibilities.
The project is innovative through the synthesis of all elements that make the most of the situation. It shows how a sensitive living space should be dealt with in the future.