HOTEL SALZAMT - HALLSTATT
Universität für Kunstlerische & Industrielle Gestaltung
A five-star hotel in the inner Salzkammergut
The historic structure of the Salzamt in Hallstatt will be complemented with two towers to enable the use as a luxury hotel. The new assemble at the foot of the Dachstein massif decisively marks the end of the village and signifies the change inside the community in the Salzkammergut area.
The presence of the listed and historically important building for the saline production will not be questioned, despite the scale of the new spatial and functional demands. The carefully positioned vertical volumes not only free the historic structure from additional functions but guide it towards its new purpose. This separation is also represented by the allocation of the functions and rooms, for example the foyer is located in this historic monument. The state of the art hotel rooms are situated in both towers and therefore offer a unique view over Hallstatt, the world heritage site and the nearby lake.
A horizontal structure connects the old and the new part of the hotel and offers, beside a panoramic view, a spa and wellness area.
The new hotel will also be beneficiary for the development of the entire village towards a sustainable and deliberate touristic orientation of the region. In the future, the combination of the historic building and the new extension with its two towers will bring back the significance of the former Salzamt and marks it as a building for the entire region.