Located in the north-west Italy, Sansicario is a picturesque ski-sport and winter holiday destination in Europe. Starting in 1969 the new settlement of Sansicario was a brainchild of French architect Laurent Chappis; built on the western slope of Mount Freiteve, the integrated tourist complex is one of the landmarks of Della via Lattea ski area. It is a starting point for numerous hiking trails that wind down nearby mountains to explore on foot or on skis through a 400 km of ski slopes, a perfect destination for those looking for a holiday in close contact with nature. The site for Sansicario Residence Fenils is spectacularly positioned on the edge of a steep slope that overlooks snow-capped mountain ranges and valleys. Responding to its scenic value, the project comprises smart and comfortable holiday apartments that avail the advantages of the location within the warmth of personal spaces.
The apartment facility is a part of extensive urban transformation of the entire Clos de la Chapelle, which also involves innovative redevelopment of existing buildings. After careful modernization and revitalization, Hotel Rio Envers will provide comfortable boarding options to hikers and skiers while Ski lodge is to be the culinary and entertainment hub. Fenils Residences will be a part of this facility supported and serviced by the same. The three buildings will mutually provide living, dining and support facilities that promote outdoor activities, ski sports and a rich public realm.
Sansicario Residence Fenils comprises modern personal homes constructed with indigenous materials and techniques, with a focus on high energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs, sustaining its natural environment and existing built fabric. Embedded into a sloping site and organized on four levels - a basement with a garage, the ground floor with gardens and the two upper floors with terraces, apartments range in size options from studio units to two-bedroom family homes. The layout configures balconies in the north to open up spectacular views, with the top floor further receded inside to provide deep and shaded sit-out spaces to the premium pent-house apartments.
The project is a part of a mutual redevelopment cooperative created in 2010 by 35 owners to ensure a lasting future in Sansicario, with all stake-holders bringing their personal experience in various professional fields to allow non-profit, purchasing and management of common services. Community engagement, integration with natural surroundings and providing contemporary lifestyle facilities makes it a holistic and enduring project upholding the spirit of the place.