Bistro Bergsteiger was embedded into the edge of an embankment. The view from the entrance to the valley was not reduced by the insertion of the new volume, and nor did it visually interfere with the preexisting protected building.
The interior was designed to offer an undisturbed view to as many visitors as possible; full-height windows allow the eye to wander over the mountain landscape.
The main room is composed of different areas: the counter, the circulation space, and the two dining areas, which were defined in order to engender an atmosphere of intimacy and tranquillity.
In terms of materiality, the building is inspired by the nearby listed structure: spray plaster inside and outside, and a larch wood cladding designed as a contemporary reinterpretation of the old decorative motif.
Exposed screed and plaster prepared with local stone and sand, the use of Dolomite stone, and local larch wood for the furnishings enhance the relation of the new building with its context.