This Restaurant Is Embedded Into Italy's Dolomites Mountain Range

Michele Debczak
Peter Pichler Architecture
Peter Pichler Architecture / Peter Pichler Architecture

One of the most stunning sections of the Italian Alps is the Dolomites mountain range, which has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. After a long day on the slopes, one of the coziest ways to enjoy the area’s natural beauty is from the Oberholz Mountain Hut restaurant.

According to Dezeen, the building is nestled 6500 feet high in the mountains. Peter Pichler Architecture, in collaboration with architect Pavol Mikolajcak, designed the structure to extend from the hillside "like a fallen tree." Each glass facade is directed at one of three major mountains in the surrounding area. After enjoying a hot meal inside, visitors can hit the ski slope connected to the restaurant.

This is just one way for skiers to view the Dolomites once they’ve grown tired of being outside. As we reported last year, the nearby Cortina d'Ampezzo resort offers guests a mini-hotel contained by glass walls for optimal stargazing.

[h/t Dezeen]

All images courtesy of Peter Pichler Architecture.