ADLER Mountain LodgeArchitecture | 29 Aug 2016
A PARADISE IN THE MOUNTAIN
ADLER Mountain Lodge is located high up in the mountains, at a height of 1800m, and in the heart of the Dolomites - a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in northern Italy, renowned for its great natural beauty.
In 1999, Sanoner family - owner of ADLER Resorts - bought what was then the Hotel Mezdi, built in 1938 in an idyllic place that stood out for its tranquility and the breathtaking views. Unfortunately, the Mezdi was left to abandonment and Sanoner family pulled down the original building, replacing it with a central wooden lodge and 12 small chalets, modelled on old Tyrolean mountain huts and blend with the landscape.
Using the raw materials of the region and sustainable construction methods, local architects Hugo & Hanspeter Demetz worked on this project next to the architect Rudi Perathoner. The main structure houses the reception, a lounge with open fireplace, a spacious terrace, a restaurant, wellness and spa facilities, pool and 18 suites, all with panoramic views of the Dolomites. Behind the main building and further up the slope, so that they can also enjoy panoramic views, stand 12 two-storey guest chalets. These small individual houses are particularly special, having been entirely made of local spruce wood, in order to give them an authentic mountain feel.
The Mountain Lodge offers guests a unique experience in an idyllic place, where the routines are forgotten and tranquility emanates from the landscape. A place where, after a breakfast of local specialties, the day can be used to explore the nature - whether on skis in winter, or on long walks in summer.
Text: Isadora Faustino
Photos: Adler Moutain Lodge