Hotel Alpenstern/

Johannes Kaufmann und Partner


Project Details



Damüls / Austria



Year (Design/Construction):

2018 / 2020

Area (Net/Gross):

- / 8.000 m2
Operational Carbon emissions

Operational Carbon emissions (B6) kgCO2e/m2/y:

Embodied Carbon emissions

Embodied Carbon emissions (A1-A3) kgCO2e/m2:

  • The project is a sustainable construction made in timber modules.
  • The building is climate-friendly by storing CO2 in the wooden modules and by short transport distances from production to the construction site.
  • It is processed by predominantly local companies
  • Its interior design is generally made with natural wood

Project description as provided by the Architects:

The Hotel Alpenstern is located on a south-facing hillside at an altitude of approx. 1550m in a heavily landscaped area in Oberdamüls (AT).

The neighbouring structure corresponds to a typical sprawling mountain village with mostly tourist buildings such as hotels and apartment buildings. The surrounding area consists of four-storey buildings with gabled roofs.

In terms of form and material, the project is based on traditional construction with solid bases, wooden upper floors and sloping roofs. It reinterprets them and adapts them to the size of the building.

In order to adapt the overall system to the rather small-scale neighbouring buildings, the entire complex is divided into individual volumes, which roughly correspond in size to the existing buildings.

The building itself appears deconstructed by several smaller structures that are offset in terms of position and height.

The sloping roof shapes are in dialogue with the surrounding gabled roof buildings. The surrounding canopies refer to the canopies and balconies of the neighbouring buildings.

Photography: Bruno Klomfar

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