This “sports” hotel, comprising 30 rooms of different types spanning two levels, a 25-metre pool, a well-being area, a fitness room, an indoor climbing gym and, in winter, a real ice waterfall down one of the external walls of the building, to be climbed in piolet traction, was the brainchild of former Fastweb owner Scaglia and his wife Monica, who fell in love with the Valley and particularly Ayas, the valley in which Champoluc lies.
A significant investment of 15 million Euro for a brand-new project, developed by the Architettura Bladidea Studio according to innovative yet also very naturalistic criteria.
The architecture fits perfectly with the alpine environment. The relatively modest built-up area comprises traditional medium-sized buildings, while the ground floor is situated below a Y-shaped “slab” with green coverage, the central section of which lifts up and links to the natural terrain at the three extremities, making the most of the morphology.
The slab is then intersected by a multifunctional central space, the “rock”, into which three blocks of ten bedrooms converge, its external walls partially used for the winter ice climbing (piolet traction).
The final result is that of a complex with a discontinuous skyline, the volumes of which integrate with the natural surroundings without removing the fringe between meadow and wood, in line with the development of some alpine villages around erratic rocks, the homes built up against them.
For this project, the Bladidea Studio opted to use very few materials, all rich in energy and style. Caesar proved to be the ideal partner for the elegant and functional dressing of the structure’s spaces, halls, bedrooms, bathrooms, sky room, service spaces and more besides, exploiting the vast range of looks and sizes available in the Made in Italy porcelain tile range.
The versatility of ceramic ensures aesthetic coherence with the countryside setting thanks to its ability to very realistically represent the environment with its colours, material inspiration and finishes. Stone, wood and metals serve as the inspiration for Caesar ceramics, the products retaining the natural look of the raw materials, and combining this with the functional and environmentally sustainable characteristics typical of made in Italy porcelain tile.
Stone, in its different essences, is a style chosen for many of the walls and floors in Hotel CampZero. The suggestive interpretation of Roxstones quartzite defines the bathroom and bedroom areas, while the Verse Blend Design, which draws on various finely chiselled stones, characterises the restaurant and kitchen. Stone also dominates in the technical variations used in the sky room, where the Lipico marble of Slab by Caesar Contract Solutions stands out, and the pool, where special pieces for the edge of the Aquae Wellness Project belong to the dedicated Absolute series.
The stylistic approach is rounded out with the Vibe wood-effect, used in the hall in various guises and shades, and the Trace metal effect in its Mint colour variant, of great visual impact.
The many aesthetic solutions offered by Caesar porcelain tile responded perfectly to the need for both high-level technological performance and environmental respect, two areas that Hotel CampZero includes among its main missions, thus making for a very valid partnership.