Construction of new wellness hostel Aqua Allin
Four story wood building with a ventilated wood façade.
The Alpen Wellness Hostel 4000 and Aqua Allalin complex is a pioneering construction project in many respects. This co-project has put a sustainable spin on the long-term development of the Saas-Fee vacation destination in the Saas Valley. It is an example of a successful partnership, united aspects of sustainability and Alpine construction in a single concept. The project won 3rd Place in the “Prix Lignum 2015” for it`s “innovative and progressive use of wood to a high quality standard.”
Four story wood building with ventilated wood façade
Spa facility with a Finnish sauna, a bio sauna, steam bath, glacier balcony and a public bar
310 m3 CLT panels (Cross-laminated timber)
980 m2 façade
Planning and prefabrication : July – October 2013
Installation of prefabricated elements : November 2013
Structure complete : May 2014
Services in detail
Prefabrication and installation of multi-story structure
Wooden panel construction
- Wood-concrete composite elements prefabricated in our workshop
The hotel is built to the Minergie ECO energy standard. Calculation of the grey energy over the entire planning and construction period had a significant impact on how the process was carried out. The energy demands of the facilities, including the SPA zones and swimming pool, are met by SPA a specially created solar-thermal local heating network. Some of the required electricity is generated via a special photovoltaic system on the roof.