Apfelhotel, South Tyrol, Italy

Apfelhotel Torgglerhof (Apple Hotel) combines hospitality with farm-life, a startlingly designed destination to linger, connect, and soak up the unforgettable scenery. studio Noa* (Network of Architecture) designed the Apfelhotel inspired by the landscape and the symbol of this place, the apple. The site at torgglerhof lies at the mouth of the passeier valley, with cultural roots that run deep in the cultivation of apples. The hotel become a boutique hotel for retreat. The project houses a restaurant, hotel, and wellness center sculpturally cuts underground into the landscape, as well as eighteen new suites, carefully curated with a design language that celebrates the rural, mountainous context. The design team emphasizes a preservation of the farmhouse typology, maintaining its scale and traditional ornamentation.