Mandali Retreat Center

Quarna Sopra / Italy / 2017

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Architects Gian Carlo and Matteo Primatesta were inspired by medieval Italian villages, using local craftsmanship and traditional building materials such as marble and reclaimed wood to create a beautiful village-like feel to Mandali, with cobbled streets, arched doorways and stone walls. 


SUSTAINABILITY
Mandali continuously strives to be an example of ecological sustainability and commitment. Recycling is important and waste is avoided as much as possible—and this has been a mandate for all the buildings and operations from day one. We have used reclaimed wood and non-toxic, ecofriendly materials for the building work, our heating system relies on natural wood chips rather than fossil fuels, and the kitchen and swimming pool are generated by solar energy. Any surplus power we produce is delivered to the main local grid so that it can be used by the local community. When it comes to maintaining the beautiful gardens at Mandali, we only use electric-powered tools for cutting and trimming the grass. We are equally conscious of the sustainability of the foods we serve, sourcing only the finest and freshest local and organic produce. We refrain from throwing any food away, preferring to be creative and efficient in the way we serve and recycle organic waste. 

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    Architects Gian Carlo and Matteo Primatesta were inspired by medieval Italian villages, using local craftsmanship and traditional building materials such as marble and reclaimed wood to create a beautiful village-like feel to Mandali, with cobbled streets, arched doorways and stone walls.  SUSTAINABILITYMandali continuously strives to be an example of ecological sustainability and commitment. Recycling is important and waste is avoided as much as possible—and this has...

    Project details
    • Year 2017
    • Work finished in 2017
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Hotel/Resorts / Tourist Facilities / Interior Design
    • Websitehttps://www.mandali.org/
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