Neben der Kapelle
Kurt Brunner, Italy
This project can be found in a hamlet above the town of Sterzing in South Tyrol at an altitude of 1,400 metres. The aim was to turn a derelict farmhouse with an old stone oven into a holiday home, creating, together with a historic chapel, a harmonious entity on the mountain. The first priority was to integrate the living area, sauna, garage and hencoop into the landscape. The remains of the farmhouse, for example its stone wall, or traditional materials such as the roof tiles from the church, together with the landscape, served as design tools.
Statement by the jury
»The result is a successful symbiosis of old and new. Available materials are rediscovered and creatively reused. All the new buildings blend gently and harmoniously with the landscape.«