In Obereggen, in the heart of the Dolomites, a UNESCO world heritage site and just twenty minutes from Bolzano, the Oberholz mountain shelter sits at an altitude of over two thousand meters and is ideal for skiers and lovers of good food and breathtaking views.
A structure in red spruce opens up into three large windows with a typical pitched roof, while the interiors develop along wooden trusses and ramified curving geometries, which host the so-called "pockets". These are small niches carved out from the space of the shelter's restaurant, giving it an intimate and cozy atmosphere in which to savor the dishes coming from the Oberholz kitchen.
The external facade is in larch and suggests the image of a reclining tree in growth, with branches off-shooting and extending the poetry of the location, in contrast with the modern structure.
Photo © Oskar Dariz, Jens Rüßmann