BELLA VISTA II
DOLOMITES UNESCO VIEWPOINT MASTLÉ - S. CRISTINA
Val Gardena / 2015 - 2018
In order to enhance the value and popularity of the Dolomites, the Fondazione Dolomiti-Dolomiten-Dolomites-Dolomitis commissioned Messner Architects to create architectonic, landscaping and graphic standards for look-outs in the World Heritages Site Dolomiti UNESCO. 
Considering the highly sensible surroundings of this alpine region, the landscape is transformed, instead of adding discrete pieces to it. By cutting the soil and raising it a platform is gained, which partly floats above the ground. The outer perimeter is made of steel, filled with rubble from the site. The constraints between building and context blur. 
A small canyon leads to a circular opening in the center of the platform, where information is stored. A circular index made of stainless steel shows the visible summits. Further information about the landscape and the geology of the Dolomites is found on the outer skirt of the index.
 
* „In 2009 UNESCO listed the Dolomites as a World Heritage Site for the aesthetic value of its landscape and for the scientific importance of its geology and geomorphology and left to the protection of Fondazione Dolomiti-Dolomiten-Dolomites-Dolomitis created by the provinces of Belluno, Bolzano, Pordenone, Trento and Udine. The Dolomites are not an interrupted mountain chain but rather nine mountainous systems each separated by valleys, rivers and other mountains. The 142,000 hectares that make up the UNESCO World Heritage Site form a sort of archipelago spread over a vast Alpine area and falling within the boundaries of five Italian provinces.“ (http://www.dolomitiunesco.info/la-fondazione-dolomiti-unesco/?lang=en)

CLIENT
Gemeinde St. Christina

STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS
Ing. Rodolfo Senoner

CONTRACTORS
Kometall, Schwazer Schmiede

PHOTOGRAPHY
Oliver Jaist

PUBLICATIONS
designboom.com 11/15/2018
archilovers.com 11/16/2018
88designbox.com 11/16/2018
disup.com 11/16/2018
interior.ru 11/18/2018
archiportale.com 11/19/2018
urdesignmag.com 11/21/2018
architizer.com 11/23/2018
designmag.cz 11/26/2018
archello.com 11/29/2018
mooool.com 12/20/2018
matrix4design.com 12/24/2018


calm.down.recreational architecture,
Deutscher Architekturverlag, Münster, late 2019
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