[Translate to English:] Jugendherberge Saas Fee
[Translate to English:] Jugendherberge Saas Fee

Neubau Wellnesshostel Aqua Allin

Short description

Four story wood building with a ventilated wood façade.

The project

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  

  • Wooden façade 


  • 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.

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