The Art of Alpine Living
Twelve million people live in the Alpine region of Europe, which stretches from the Mediterranean countries to Switzerland and Austria. For centuries, life in the region was dominated by sparseness and living with the bare necessities. Within a short time, the Alpine people became familiar with the styles and techniques of urban society and they prospered. However, they retained their open-mindedness and therefore they had the best the both worlds. The spirit of Alps has been dusted off, freed from kitsch and now features on the catwalks in the fashion capitals of the world as well as in international avantgarde lifestyle magazines.
The Kitzbühel Country Club aims to take the ‘Alpine art of living’ one step further. The Alpine life, is it only a style? Or perhaps the art of living? The Tyrolean architect Hermann Holzknecht (a member of the stuben21 team) developed the design of the property according to Richard Hauser’s concept and assisted by the architectural firm Spitzner. Holzknecht’s concept was that the style of the Alpine architecture should reflect the intention of creating a retreat affording visitors a new humility and clarity.
In addition to reflecting the palatial architectural styles of past centuries we have incorporated contemporary Alpine architectural styles to create the perfect retreat for our discerning members and their guests. Without embellishments and kitsch we present the beauty and tranquillity of nature. Instead of urban design the building tradition incorporates Allerwelts architectural concepts, using wood from the forests of the region and stone from the Tyrolean quarries.
All of these factors give the Kitzbühel Country Club its distinctive spirit.