Architecture for tourism has a profound bond with the landscape around it, as it is often the landscape itself that attracts the tourists.
So what better setting than Merano, a popular tourist destination in the south Tyrol, for investigating various aspects of this type of architecture, in an exhibition presented by Susanne Waiz.
The “Alps Architecture Tourism” exhibition in Merano has three sections: historic hotels, modern hotels and tourism infrastructure. Its purpose is to identify the points where the architect intervenes. Visitors may admire 23 structures and infrastructure projects contributing architectural quality and thereby privileging the relationship with the natural and built context.
To underline its links with the land, the exhibition “Alps Architecture Tourism” will offer a series of summer events intended to encourage architects and hotel owners to meet, a programme designed to promote the development of a landscape through responsible tourism with an emphasis on natural beauty, without harming the natural ecological balance.
Exhibition: Alps Architecture Tourism: The example of Alto Adige
Curator: Susanne Waiz
Dates: May 30 – September 7 2014
Location: Merano Arte - Cassa di Risparmio building, Portici 163, 39012 Merano (BZ)
1. Parking lot of the Siusi-Alpe cableway in Siusi, Siusi allo Sciliar, 2013, Arch. Lukas Burgauner, Bolzano. Builder: Silbernagl Anton & Co. KG, Silbernagl snc, Cabinovia Siusi - Alpe di Siusi spa. Photo: Alex Filz
2. Hotel Residence Pergola, Lagundo, 2002-04, Arch. Matteo Thun, Milan. Proprietor: Josef Innerhofer. Photo: Robert Fleischhanderl
3. Virgilius Mountain Resort, San Vigilio,2003, Arch. Matteo Thun, Milan. Proprietor: Ulrich Ladurner. Photo: Brison
4. Saleghes Mountain Residence, 2010-13, Archilab Architetti - Hannes Ladstätter, Stefan Taschler and Sarah Gasparotto, Brunico. Proprietors: Ursula Sotriffer and Oskar Delazer. Photo: Marion Lafogler
5. Lanz rest area and service statino, Schabs, Arch. Walter Angonese with Bergmeister and Partner Engineers, Photo: Günter Richard Wett
6. La Pedevilla, Marebbe, 2013, Pedevilla Architects, Armin and Alexander Pedevilla, Brunico, Arch. Caroline Willeit, Gais. Proprietors: Armin Pedevilla and Caroline Willeit. Photo: Ludwig L. Willeit
7. Cascade, Campo Tures, 2007-11, Arch. Christoph Mayr Fingerle, Bolzano. Builder: Sport Center snc, Campo Tures. Photo: Rene Riller
8. Merano 2000 cable car, 2010, Arch. Roland Baldi, Bolzano. Builder: Funivie Merano 2000 spa. Photo: Oskar Da Riz
9. Pensione Briol, Barbiano, 1898, Johanna Settari. 1928, modernisation, Hubert Lanzinger, Innsbruck. Work planned by Arch. Peter Zumthor, Haldenstein (CH). Proprietor: Johanna Fink von Klebelsberg. Photo: Rene Riller