Selected Project – Hotel

Hotel  – Bardolino, Italy – “The Choice of Eco Sustainability”

Hotel Aqualux is a 4-star, luxury hotel located at Garda Lake in Bardolino Italy. At 180,000 sqft with 113 rooms, 2 restaurants, 8 pools and a spa, Hotel Aqualux is one of the largest hotels built out of timber, specifically CLT. It was designed to Italy’s ClimaHotel Certification standard which awards points in 3 categories; Nature, Life and Transparency to create a low energy, healthy structures that celebrate high-efficiency design using renewable materials. Originally designed out of concrete, Timberline (Styxworks) was brought in early to offer an alternative solution in wood, the ideal choice being CLT. Due to the high level of prefabrication and coordination, not only was a CLT system cost-competitive, but the structure was erected in 2 months versus the 24 months estimated for concrete. Additionally, this area has very high seismic forces which required detailed collaboration between the engineers and the timber designer to come up with an innovative connection design.

Technical Specifications:  195000 sqft CLT panels for walls, floor & roof, 116 tons customized steel connectors, 253 mBF Kerto-LVL beams & glulam beams

General contractor timber construction: Merk Timber GmbH – Aichach, Germany

Engineering timber construction:  Dr. Arno Gadner & Dr. Andreas Berger – Meran, Italy

Timber design, On-Site Management:  Timberline (Styxworks) LLC

Bericht ueber Hotel Aqualux in Bauen mit Holz 09/2013