In this small boutique hotel the many references to the past become background of the new. The large cylinder of the cantilevered pool and the cubes of the rooms are been grafted into the building.
Client: Famiglia Alber, Gloriette Guesthouse
Start of work: January 2018
Works completed: July 2018
Realization: Demolition and new construction
Volume: 6.400 mc
Surface: 2,000 square meters
Hotel Gloriette – Renon (BZ) – Italia – Photo: Alex Filz
Can you tell us about the Hotel Gloriette located on the Renon Plateau?
You can arrive on the Renon Plateau directly from Bolzano with the cable car. The hotel is a mini boutique hotel and the family that runs it works in the field of gastronomy. We didn’t have much building space, so after a series of evaluations we decided to put the pool on the ground but not on the roof.
The Renon Plateau is a place where Bolzano inhabitants have been coming since the nineteenth century to find some fresh air compared to Bolzano. Here there are many Viennese or Neo-classical secession houses. The choice to design the arcades on the façade was made to find a link with history and from here we started to find a relationship with the present. In fact, to do this we have to set volumes on all the facades and the rooftop pool.
The pool is a cylinder set in the hotel volume. The materials, the shape and its location must evoke a strong sense of contemporaneity that relates to historicity.
On the top floor in the attic there is a mini wellness area with a sauna which leads to the pool.