*정상위 대피소 Santnerpass HutA: Mountain Refuge in the Italian Dolomites Champions Modern Architecture


Santnerpass Hut
A Mountain Refuge in the Italian Dolomites Champions Modern Architecture
외딴 곳에 위치한 휴양지라고 하면 번잡한 도시 생활에서 벗어나 단순한 것의 아름다움에 빠져들 수 있다는 것은 흔히 반복되는 이야기지만, 실제로 이러한 약속을 이행하는 곳은 소수에 불과합니다. 그중 하나가 이탈리아 북부의 돌로미테 산맥 중심부에 위치한 산장 산트너패스 산장입니다. 유네스코 세계 유산으로 등재된 로젠가르텐 산맥의 두 번째로 높은 봉우리인 해발 2,734미터에 자리한 이 산장은 도보로 2~3시간의 하이킹을 통해서만 갈 수 있으며, 극적인 풍경과 어우러져 진정한 휴양지로 손색이 없습니다. 1956년 현지 산악 가이드 줄리오 가브리엘리가 처음 지은 이 산장은 5년 동안 문을 닫고 있다가 2018년 젊은 부부 미셸 페라토너와 로미나 후버가 이곳에 새 생명을 불어넣어 1년 후 다시 문을 열었습니다. 성공에 안주하지 않고 이들은 볼차노에 본사를 둔 세노너 타머레 건축사무소(Senoner Tammerle Architekten)의 도움으로 전면적인 재설계 작업을 진행하여 고산 지형을 현대적으로 재해석한 멋진 결과물을 만들어 냈습니다. 작년 여름에 개관한 산트너패스 산장의 인상적인 건축물과 미니멀한 세련미는 미셸이 주방에서 일하고 로미나가 손님을 맞이하는 부부의 손맛이 더해져 더욱 돋보입니다. translate by Deepl


When it comes to retreats in remote settings, it’s an oftrepeated trope that guests get to escape the hustle and bustle of urban life and indulge in the beauty of simple things; the reality however is that only a few destinations truly deliver on that promise. One of these is Santnerpass hut, a mountain shelter at the heart of the Dolomites in northern Italy. Perched at an altitude of 2,734 metres at the second highest peak of the UNESCO world heritage-listed Rosengarten Mountain Range, the hut can only be reached on foot via a two or three hour hike, which in combination with the dramatic vistas, makes it a veritable getaway.

Ordinally built in 1956 by local mountain guide Giulio Gabrielli, the hut had remained closed for five years when young couple Michel Perathoner and Romina Huber took it upon themselves to breathe new life into it in 2018, re opening it a year later. Not ones to rest on their laurels, they later oversaw a complete re-design, courtesy of Bolzano-based Senoner Tammerle Architekten whose contemporary take on the alpine vernacular makes for a breathtaking result. Inaugurated last summer, Santnerpass hut’s striking architecture and minimalist sophistication is complemented by the couple’s hand-on hospitality – Michel works in the kitchen while Romina serves guests.

This reimagined hut, which can sleep 40 people, stands as an exemplar of traditional alpine craftsmanship with a timber structure enveloped by galvanized sheet metal cladding, a tried and tested material that is exceptionally resistant to extreme climatic conditions. This choice is not only practical but aesthetically deliberate, designed to harmonize with the natural setting by softly reflecting its surroundings.

Crafted entirely from spruce wood, the structure's interior preserves the raw beauty of the material, which serves to create a rustic and understated ambience. Larch flooring furnishings crafted from maple throughout the bar and dining area remain untreated, showcasing the natural allure of the wood. The overall design ethos is one of minimalist simplicity, ensuring functionality while fostering a cozy and inviting atmosphere for visitors where clean lines and an uncluttered layout also enhance the connection with the outdoors.

The architectural highlight is undoubtedly the vast glass facade that wraps around the building on the ground floor. Doubling as a passive solar heating system, it bathes the bar and dining area in warmth and light whilst also framing the majestic landscape outside. The stunning vistas also make for the undisputed centrepiece of the Santnerpass hut’s culinary experience which combines contemporary variations of Tyrolean cuisine with traditional South Tyrolean dishes such as dumplings and apple strudel. With Michel working in the kitchen and Romina serving guests, it’s an intimate yet a truly sublime experience, especially as the sun sets enveloping the hut’s surroundings in a rosy red hue thanks to the Enrosadira, also known as Alpenglow or Dolomite glow, an optical phenomenon that takes place when the sun is in close proximity to the horizon.

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