Sports resort Zillertal

Sports resort with a panoramic view of the Zillertal Alps

In harmony with nature - thanks to maximum transparency (daylight) offered by heroal system solutions

The town of Uderns is located in the midst of the Zillertal Alps in Austrian Tyrol. With close proximity to ski resorts and hiking trails the town is especially popular with nature lovers and activity holidaymakers. This makes it all the more important for locals and tourists alike to avoid a sense of mass tourism - as well as hotel resorts that block the view of the expansive landscape. This is why the construction of the Zillertal sports resort, which was completed in 2014, focused on high-quality materials and a design that allows optimum integration into the surroundings. The basic concept for the architectural design of the hotel resort was the idea of a “roofed” square in the green: an artificially created place, embedded in the landscape, which is a part of the surrounding green space. The aim of the new building was to provide a panoramic view of the Zillertal Alps and the area of the newly designed golf course of Uderns.

Project details

Project: Sportresidenz Zillertal, Uderns, Austria

Builder: Heinz Schultz – www.schultz.at

Planning / Architects: Die Wohnkultur - www.diewohnkultur.com

Processor: Alois Muigg, Schlosserei-Metallbau GESmbH

Completion: 2014

Highest standards for an expressive design

The builder, Heinz Schultz and the “Die Wohnkultur” regional architect office aimed to emphasise the special character of the upscale Zillertal boutique hotel, to create an exceptional ambience and to ensure a modern, harmonious overall image in the surroundings was the demand. To meet this goal, the interior design was carefully chosen by the use of natural materials such as natural stone and solid wood, as well as a relaxed and stylish furnishing. Emphasis was also laid on the optimum implementation of the building envelope: “heroal was deliberately chosen as a partner for construction of the hotel with its clear, expressive design - especially because no other company in the industry offers an equivalent service when it comes to coating of window and door systems made of aluminium” says Daniel Maj, Director of Sportresidenz Zillertal. The in-house, highly weather-resistant surface coating by heroal offers excellent colour stability, gloss retention and weather resistance in the long term - which are particularly important in a natural environment.

Completely equipped with heroal systems

To provide a unique view of the Zillertal mountain landscape and the green golf course, large glass surfaces were used: in addition to the large tilt/slide doors, around 350 m² of facade and over 100 window and door elements provide for a great view. Particular emphasis was placed on system compatibility to combine all elements required and to meet the demanding planning requirements. For example, the heroal W 72 window system could be easily integrated into the facade solution heroal C 50 in mullion-transom construction. Both systems meet the most stringent requirements for effective thermal insulation - an important aspect for demanding hotel guests in both summer and winter. Solar thermal energy, a photovoltaic plant and green roofs characterise the ecological standard. The facade solution, with its miniscule viewing width of only 50 mm also meets the high demands placed on the stylish design. In the interior of the hotel, the atrium is also spacious and transparent; in addition, it provides the guests with sufficient daylight. Thanks to the generous window elements, the green courtyards offer a sense of space, interwoven with the landscape and with a flowing transition between the surroundings and the interior. But not only the window and facade elements provide a panoramic view of the unique landscape. The tilt/slide system heroal S 77 SL is an almost invisible link to nature and extends the living space beyond its real limits. Maximum viewing range that gives a new feeling of space and gives the visitors the feeling of being in the middle of nature.

Safe with the technical details of heroal in every respect

However, the panoramic view is not only offered to the guests in the most beautiful weather - every visitor should feel safe and secure, even in windy, rainy and heavy snowfall conditions. Therefore, the impact resistance requirements of the system solutions were particularly high. Class 9A had to be fulfilled for the window elements, class 7A for the tilt/slide systems - not an issue for heroal: both systems are certified with class 9A impact resistance. Even the doors of a hotel are of particular interest. The focus is not only on the visual appeal, but also on the high functionality. The heroal D 72 door system is ideally suited for heavily frequented entrance areas, while the heroal D 82 FP fire safety solution ensures the necessary safety. Daniel Maj explains how proud he is of the result of the collaboration with heroal: “not only the functionality, but also the stylish design can be felt throughout the hotel, both inside and outside.”

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