The architectural office noa* from Bolzano in Italy, founded by Stefan Rier and Lukas Rungger, is one of the winners of the prestigious European Sleep Awards 2012. It won the category “Conversion and/or expansion of an existing hotel” for the Hotel Valentinerhof project in Castelrtuth, Italy.
For the past 15 years the Sleep Awards have been considered the most important awards for design and architecture in the hotel industry and the winners include the likes of Jean Nouvel. The 16 members of the jury from the worlds of architecture, design and hospitality management, proclaimed noa*'s project the winner as it “combines respect for the land and traditional materials with the desire to celebrate the place through the form of the architecture”.
hotel Superbude St Pauli
Hotel Lone - Rovinj in Croatia, by 3LHD Architects, won the category “New building”, while the Mandarin Oriental Paris won two sections: “Spa, Health & Leisure Facilities” for the Spa, designed by French office SM Design, and “Restaurant” for “Sur Mesure par Thierry Marx”, an exclusive restaurant designed by Jouin Manku Studio.
Hotel Lone Croatia
Mandarin Oriental Paris
The jury also honoured Claus Sendlinger, founder and president of Design Hotels AG, with the recognition of “The Outstanding Contribution Award”.