The two apartment towers mimic the shape of pine cones. Ingeniously engineered, the spectacular facade of the edel:weiss towers is conceived as an enveloping structure made of vertically aligned wooden diamonds enclosing capacious balconies that run, ring-like, along the entire perimeter. Large glass fronts bring lots of light and the spacious bounty of the mountain panorama into every edel:weiss apartment.



Born in Southern Tyrol, Matteo Thun is a world-renowned designer and internationally successful architect. Aged just 21, he had already attended Oskar Kokoschka’s “School of Seeing” in Salzburg.
Until 1975 he studied architecture in Florence, and in 1978 he went to Milan to join Ettore Sottsass’ design team. Three years later he founded the famous Memphis Group, he took up a teaching position at the School of Arts and Crafts in Vienna, and eventually opened an office in Milan. In the early 1990s he became the artistic director of Swatch, and then designed for Bulgari, WMF and Villeroy & Boch.
Matteo Thun has also created numerous award-winning architectural projects, such as the interior design of the Side Hotel in Hamburg, the Radisson SAS Hotel in Frankfurt, and the Nhow Hotel in Milan. The architecture and design of Therme Meran and the Vigilius Mountain Resort also derive from his unique vision. He is a member of the Design Hall of Fame in New York, and the Royal Association of British Architects.



Matteo Thun designed the Residences edel:weiss at the Katschberg in accordance with his Alpine architecture manifesto: warm, wood-built, with sustainable materials integrated into the natural surroundings. The shape of the two apartement towers was pinecone-inspired.

Each apartement is turnkey-ready for hand-over, with everyday facilities such as floors, doors, wet areas and a kitchenette, as well as all electric and technical installations. You can also choose from two exclusive facility-versions designed by Matteo Thun:

the “modern lifestyle design”, the modern and stylish option, or the “alpine lifestyle design”, the classic, traditional option.