Strata and Paramount are part of the Rainer family resort in the South Tyrolean Dolomites. Both buildings are fantastic examples of innovative alpine architecture that bring design into perfect harmony with nature.
The architectural office Plasma has received multiple awards for the Strata wing, which is an extension to the Haus Residence Königswarte. The house blends in harmoniously with the surrounding topography: thin horizontal slats of larch wood wind themselves around the house like the layers of ancient rock massifs. The building has a glass façade that opens out to the south side with beautiful views of the mountains. The suites have separate sleeping and living rooms and have been furnished with local materials such as loden, leather, larch wood and dolomite stone
Paramount extends the Alma house next door with a section that includes large, light-flooded holiday apartments and unconventional room layouts. Larch wood slats feature as a design element here, too. They encircle and run beneath the geometrically complex new building, which nestles into the slope, as well as around the existing building. Like in the Strata wing, the interior design features plenty of larch wood and a colour palette of grey, green and red. On the green rooftop area you can gaze at the mountain panorama from the comfort of a hydromassage pool.
Both wings of the building are connected underground to the main house next door. Hotel Rainer, has every comfort on offer – from sophisticated half board accommodation options through to an extensive wellness centre and child care offers available throughout the year. The Rainers think of themselves as a “family for families” where the wellbeing of their guests, both young and old, always comes first.
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What to do
Skiing and cross-country skiing (you can set off from the house!), trekking, hiking and climbing, mountain-biking, wellness, pool, kids' pool, hot jacuzzi, cosmetic and massages, organised trips and activities for the whole family.
Why we like this house
Innovative architecture, family-friendly apartments and great services: a family paradise in impressive natural surroundings.
This house is great for
Families - of all sizes!
Details of the property
Region/Town: IT – Italy, South Tyrol, Sexten/Moos
Name: Strata & Alma Paramount
Scenery: South Tyrol
Completed: 2007 (Strata), 2017 (Alma Paramount)
Design: Ulla Hell, Plasma Studio, London
Published: Dwell 2019, Bodensee Edition 1/2019, Wallpaper April 2008, Baumeister Nr. 11/2008, GEO Saison Extra 2008
Special Features: Strata is the extention to Residence Königswarte, which is common architecture.
Awards: piper's award 2008 (Strata), Alpine Interior Award 2011