Studio Apostoli completed the new Green Lodges within the Terme Preistoriche Resort & Spa complex in Montegrotto Terme (PD), developing a concept of zero-emission luxury hospitality able to combine wellness, sustainability and respect for the territory.
The project includes seven suites inserted into four wooden volumes on stilts, which are linked through a raised system of accessible ramps, suspended walkways and terraces, plus a restored historic villa. 160 micropoles support the new constructions and external spaces to avoid ruining the roots of the centuries-old trees, which have been directly integrated into the buildings after careful mapping and made visible though a glazed system.
Besides their particular positioning in connection with the greenery, the lodges are covered in larch battens; they are built using wood and environmentally friendly materials and provided with a heating system directly powered by thermal water.
Inside the suite – each one with a different nuance, according to a palette designed to instil relaxation and harmony – the hosts can experience a stay in contact with the surrounding park, through the wide glass windows and related terraces and the internal patios, which preserve the centuries-old trees.
Inside, the living area, the bedrooms and the service areas define fluid and relaxing environments, where the natural lighting of the day combines with the soft and warm artificial lighting of the night, with programmed sets also in the outdoor spaces available for every suite.
Their size goes from 35 to 80 m2, on a single or double level, with industrial wood flooring made with scrap battens. The furniture is in wood, while padding and curtains are made of environmentally friendly yarns. Wallpapers create botanical sceneries on an eco-friendly covering, a non-woven fabric made of cellulose coming from FSC plantations. Moreover, two Lodges have no architectural barriers, and they are completely accessible to all guests.
Green Villa Bertha, the largest of the suites, located in the redeveloped historic building, is provided with a steam bath and a heated jacuzzi pool on the terrace, the ideal place to fully enjoy the beauty of the landscape.