pedevilla architects: ATTO Suites - best architects 24

pedevilla architects

ATTO Suites

best architects 24

commercial/industrial buildings


San Candido, Italy


Gustav Willeit


The ATTO Suites in the historic centre of San Candido, set beneath magnificent Mount Haunold, is a new guesthouse with seven holiday suites that sees itself as a «home away from home». On the ground floor, a new restaurant with a farm-to-table concept uses the guest garden on the mountain side and connects to the pedestrian zone via a new pathway. In the interest of the local population, the project also aims to have the address eventually take on a more public character. The building’s position and orientation, unlike those of its predecessor, are rooted in the historically evolved development structure, allowing it to stand out as an independent building with its gabled front and yet carry on the character of the location. Each of the suites is oriented towards at least two sides and has its own loggia that serves as a kind of theatre box looking out onto the scenery – starring the mountain panorama. Drop-shaped ornamentation can be found throughout the project as a recurring element with references to alpine traditions. The use of regional wood including spruce and fragrant stone pine harmonises with the tinted insulating concrete façade as well as the handcrafted terrazzo floors, the plaster and the roof tiles, which in colour and grain refer to the local Sesto brook stone. Many important historical buildings in the immediate vicinity were built from this stone – including the twelfth-century church. Thus the materials used in the new building also reflect the history of the place.