Hotel 1301 Inn- Slowhorse / ELASTICOSPA +3

Hotel 1301 inn- slowhorse / elasticospa +3

Project Details:
Location: Piancavallo, Italy
Type: Hotels
Site area: 1800 m2
Total floor area: 3450 m2
Architects: ELASTICOSPA +3
Team: Stefano Pujatti, Alberto Del Maschio, Stefano Trucco, Corrado Curti, Valeria Brero, Daniele Almondo, Andrea Rosada, Serena Nano, Marco Burigana
Photographs: Jacopo Riccesi, Donato Riccesi

Architect’s Statement:
The project tries to bring in a new aura, in a town developed in the seventies for mere lucrative purposes. A place that gives its best when snow covers the eyesores of architecture arrogance.

Hotel 1301 inn- slowhorse / elasticospa +3

Just like a child, the building will play with snow, compacting and piling it in specific places, pre-defined by the shape of roof and facades, ice will be part of the game and stalactites the ornament of the building not only in Christmas time.

Hotel 1301 inn- slowhorse / elasticospa +3

The partial demolition of the original building allowed us to use the ground floor as a entrance, with all those functions connected with governance and services of the hotel. The size of the area is slightly bigger than the building which covers a surface of 1000 square meters .

Hotel 1301 inn- slowhorse / elasticospa +3

The hotel is composed of 37 bedrooms for a total of 99 beds, an entrance lobby and a big cafeteria, another important hall is located at the first floor overlooking the landscape and the sport fields.

The rest of the building bridges the old part; on top of a concrete platform, suspended just enough from the old structure, it has been designed to evoke the aura of old mountain structures but it is in deed the result of quite a sophisticated technological and structural thinking.

Hotel 1301 inn- slowhorse / elasticospa +3

The shape of the roof, its capability of keeping and-releasing water, snow and ice, the orientation of the rooms according to the sun position and-or the views and the progressive changing of the facades, due to time and weather, were the elements on which we put our effort in order to be able to define, in the best possible way, a layout for the functions in the interior of the hotel.

Hotel 1301 inn- slowhorse / elasticospa +3

Internal space came to be of easy use and we were able to put down plans, facades and sections that once built give back that sense of “mountain chalet” and that aura that we were so willing to find and bring out.

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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