Völser Weiher湖海拔超过1000米，背靠郁郁葱葱的绿色松林。充满田园诗意、风景秀丽的自然保护区，全年为游客提供着放松和休闲的空间。noa *受Völs市政当局委托，在湖畔打造了一间小巧迷人的游泳小屋，并设置了可以丰富当地生活的公共更衣室和卫生设施。
▼项目周边环境，the surrounding environment © Alex Filz
It was the famed jump into the deep end: at the idyllic Völser Weiher lake in South Tyrol, noa* merged a modern design concept with well-loved tradition to deliver architecture that works in harmony with nature.
Amid a spectacular mountain backdrop lined with lush green pine forests, the Völser Weiher lake lies over 1,000 meters above sea level. The idyll here is palpable: a scenic nature reserve that offers year-round visitors space for relaxation and leisure. noa* was commissioned by the municipality of Völs to build a small, attractive swimming hut with attached public changing rooms and sanitary facilities that would complement the scenic setting.
▼平静的湖面将建筑与山林倒映，the calm lake reflects the buildings and woods © Alex Filz
Too small and no longer fit for purpose, the existing old kiosk was getting on in years and was lacking proper accessible facilities for the disabled. The popular destination for outdoor excursions, particularly amongst the locals, whether a refreshing swim in summer or ice skating in winter, was to be given a fresh, contemporary makeover. The old facility was demolished to create space for a new chapter in which architecture could combine with its surroundings in a harmonious whole.
▼从湖对岸远眺建筑，overlooking the building from the other side of the lake © Alex Filz
▼建筑概览，overview © Alex Filz
EXTENDING A WARM WELCOME
To keep the facility’s scale discreet and small in order to blend in with its special surroundings, noa* designed two compact structures with a restrained cubature that are connected along a transverse axis. The main building, a new snack-bar with a classic saddle roof, contains a part closed, part open kitchen and counter where food and drinks are served. It expands into an open loggia and terrace, with sweeping views over the lake and newly designed bathing area.
▼两个沿横轴连接的紧凑体量，two compact volumes connected along the horizontal axis © Alex Filz
▼开放式木制凹槽，an open recess with a wooden folding element © Alex Filz
The transverse axis that connects the two buildings is defined by an open recess with a wooden folding element. The recess functions as second counter where bathers, pedestrians, and cyclists can purchase small refreshments, ice cream, and food. The recess also acts a clever partition, so the loggia and terrace area can be kept comfortably quiet, while simultaneously enabling quick and easy self-service for guests.
▼凹槽空间内部，inside the open recess © Alex Filz
The second building structure is a separate cube connected to the snack-bar, which is dedicated to its public function and together with the main building forms a tight ensemble both architecturally and functionally.
a separate volume connected to the snack bar © Alex Filz
▼项目平面图，plan © noa*
It is here that the sanitary facilities meet accessibility requirements and provide changing rooms for enthusiastic leisure athletes such as swimmers or ice skaters. In the facilities’ centre, there is a small open atrium with changing rooms for guests and lockers specially made by local craft businesses. The atrium offers a glimpse of the skyline to signal an inviting welcome for bathers and hikers. In these public accessible premises, a robust resin trowel technology was selected that can both withstand the wear and tear of skates as well as ensure safety on a wet floor. To blend in with the natural environment, the architects’ interior design focuses on a strong visual harmonization between the indoors and outdoors. Green was chosen as the base colour for the floor, walls and ceiling, with different shades helping to create an ambience of flowing continuation of nature.
▼无障碍卫生间，accessible toilet © Alex Filz
The floor and vertical surfaces add another unique feature to the lakeside facility: to plant the architecture firmly within its’ location, noa* incorporated a traditional South Tyrolean lace pattern into the resin filler. The motifs were briefly pressed into the damp resin and quickly removed to create an irregular, three-dimensional effect. These 3D patterns, sometimes more, and sometimes less readily apparent, add a special visual flair and a touch of spontaneity.
▼带立体图案的地板，floor with three-dimensional patterns © Alex Filz
While the main building exudes a characteristic presence and is roughly equal in size to the old structure, noa* created a concept in which the other volume takes a back seat optically. The wooden frame construction along the transverse axis, which connects the two facility buildings, also acts as a support structure for climbing plants. Within a few months, the planned fast-growing jasmine will envelop the changing rooms in natural, green foliage. When viewed from the lake, the greenery will make the building disappear into its’ surroundings.
the wooden frame serves as a support structure for climbing plants © Alex Filz
The ensemble lies in a unique natural landscape and offers beautifully framed perspectives of views of the lake, forest and mountain. The specially selected, untreated larch wood facade will be left to its natural fate – slowly changing as it’s exposed to the elements over time. The newly built bathing jetties, made with wood from the surrounding forests, branch out and dissolve into the lake, guiding visitors from the buildings into the water. Meanwhile, the less-than-conspicuous architecture highlights the flora, giving it space to gently insert itself.
▼坐落在独特的自然景观中，nestled in the midst of a unique natural landscape © Alex Filz
▼小吃店视角，the snack bar view © Alex Filz
▼通往湖水的露台，terrace leading to lake © Alex Filz
Every element of the project demonstrates noa’s* commitment to handling natural environments responsibly and with care while remaining true to their architectural standards. Between the freshly laid rows of reed and the new area for children, the contemporary design creates space for nature lovers to soak up the serenity in a rendezvous with nature.
▼立面图，elevations © Alex Filz
Project name：Lake House Völs
Typology：Lake hut, recreational facility
Location：Fiè allo Sciliar, South Tyrol (Italy)
Client：Municipality of Fiè
Architecture：noa* network of architecture
Interior Design：noa* network of architecture
Construction start：April 2019
Intervention：Demolition and new construction
Surface area：120 sq.m.
Text (DE)：Barbara Jahn-Rösel
Translations (EN)：Marianne Lehnis