The OLM Nature Escape is definitely a building with a recognisable character. How did it come about to plan a round building, what challenges are associated with the 360° angle and why is the shape also a symbol of sustainability? We spoke to architect Andreas Gruber about his first hospitality project, which has been thoroughly thought through!

The circle closes at OLM, the round Eco Aparthotel in the South Tyrolean Taufer Valley. It all began with a millstone – now guests can expect a refined “Olm” character in harmony with nature. Harmonious architecture, a forward-looking catering concept and a hotel that is energy self-sufficient and certified for its sustainability characterise the OLM. Everything runs smoothly here:

A warm welcome and desire for vitality? Over the last few years, the owners of the Nesslerhof, Tina and Hermann Neudegger, and their team of “guest whisperers” have listened very closely to what guests want from their next holiday at the Nesslerhof. These requests formed the basis of extension and building works, of an even more relaxing and diverse holiday destination. A destination full of vitality, or what you might call natural happiness.

The OLM-Nature Escape, embedded in the breathtaking scenery of the Dolomites, embodies not only an outstanding technological concept, but also an architectural masterpiece in line with the highest sustainability standards. The project meets all the criteria of the “Casa Clima A Nature” standard and stands out thanks to its unique combination of technology, architecture and environmental awareness. OLM also recently received the GSTC certificate (Global Sustainable Tourism Council Hotel Criteria).

The new, spacious fitness room and the yoga studio with its own sun terrace invite you to release energy and achieve a relaxed state of mind. The sauna house (for adults only) offers a further opportunity for relaxation, as do the refreshing outdoor infinity pool and the existing natural bathing lake. The art that accompanies the spa concept plays on the theme of the Garden of Eden and paradise, adding an extra dimension to the overall ambience.