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Ex-Palace Bron, Courmayeur 5 star Luxury Hotel and SPA

A wooden shell hosting an exclusive Hotel and SPA, a place immerse in nature with the astonishing view of Mont Blanc and Mont Chétif.

The new project and the creation of the new Palace Bron Hotel aims to create a contemporary architecture structure well embedded in the architectural tradition of the Valle D’Aosta region.
The project is the result of a co-design between Lorena Alessio, Italian architect and Kengo Kuma, the very well-known and appreciated Japanese architect.
The concept is recalling a special sense of beauty, where Japanese delicateness and Italian atmosphere melt into a unique design. Several meeting and discussion between the two architects have been based on the architectural quality and design details.
The emphasis of this project focuses on the connection with the surrounding, such as mountains and the breath-taking natural setting.
The project involves the use of local and sustainable materials, as a continuous relation with the naturalistic surrounding, still defining a highly contemporary building. Façade are in glass and steel with the wooden light filtering over-façade providing a rhythm of shadows and light in the hotel interiors.
In fact, the exterior facade is featured by having long natural larch boards vertically positioned defining a unique aspect of the building and guarantying interior privacy.
Most of the hotel rooms enjoy an overview at the beautiful Mount Blanc, while others overlook an intimate larches wood.
Rooms are supplied with small cosy private spas and they are characterized by having different themes to meet the client’s comfort and requirements. The themes are: sport, party and family.
Attached to the hotel is the main spa and massage centre. High ceiling spaces, connection to the exteriors provide a challenging space immerse in nature and water.
The building is composed like a “chest”, surrounded by nature and designed to blend with the woods in order to define a coherence and continuity of sensations, direct relation with nature, relaxation, surprise, and involving different forms of beauty and art.

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Lorena Alessio is principal of laa – lorenaalessioarchitetti. The office has been working on several projects at international level from Master Planning to Urban Design, Architecture, Interior Design and Graphics. laa has been selected for XVI International Architecture Exhibition Venice Biennale 2018 - Italian Pavilion, Arcipelago Italia with the innovative project ‘Accupoli’. Among laa recent projects we find Luxury Hotel with Spa and Boutique Hostel Design. Lorena Alessio got a Bachelor in Architecture at Polytechnic of Turin, a Master of Architecture at Pratt Institute, N.Y., a PhD in Architecture at Nihon University, Tokyo. She has been widely invited to international congresses and she has been professor of Architectural and Urban Design at several universities in Italy, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. She frequently writes about architecture and urban planning. And she organized several international architectural workshops, cooperating with public administration.

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