On the high mountains of South Tyrol, the architect Matteo Thun created a mountain retreat wanting to actually make the perfect idea of run away from everything. The result, a destination that offers complete tranquility. You can reach the resort by traveling 1,500 meters by cable car, enjoying the way with the breathtaking views of the vineyards and farms near the city of Bolzano. Keeping the philosophy of blending the architecture of the surroundings, the Matteo Thum used wood and glass to shrink the difference between architecture and nature and ultimately become one.
True to environment friendly approach of the architect, the Vigilius Mountain Resort is built to protect the natural environment. The roof is covered by grass and wood, which provides natural heating. The floors are made of a mixture of raw quartz, while the sofas of the reception area is covered with fabrics that have the characteristic black and white cowhide.
A chandelier, composed of antlers welcomes guests upon arrival and a bright orange color gives a luminous dimension in space. Adopting a new aesthetics Resort has managed to clear all remnants of the structure of the 19th century. The heated interior partitions of 41 rooms fully cover the heating needs in an effective and pleasant way. A unique sensory experience is created by the use of naturally scented pine wood on all floors. All rooms face either east or west, but always out and have spacious balconies.
No objects of art will not come between your personal dialogue with nature. The Vigilius is an entirely organic extension of the ancient mountain, which is perched.
By Nicole P.