Hirschegg Staff Resort Kleinwalsertal Austria

Altro Ensemble creates modern living spaces for tourism staff

Altro Ensemble


With hiking, mountain biking or skiing all an option, Kleinwalsertal is a popular holiday region throughout the year. As Austria's third largest tourist destination, it’s a key source of income for the area, yet living space for staff has been scarce. To solve this, a new concept was built in the valley: the Staff Resort.


Nenning GmbH commissioned the project, tasking Drexelbau GmbH with the project planning and development. Some existing accommodation was demolished, with 40 new, modern apartments built. Each fully-furnished apartment is approximately 27 m² and features a living space with a balcony or terrace. The main challenge was that the project needed to be delivered in just seven months. "Despite the short construction time, we didn’t want to compromise; we wanted to use high-quality materials," explains Thomas Drexel, Managing Director of Drexelbau GmbH.


Altro Ensemble in Pewter Concrete was chosen for the corridors, living rooms and lounges of the Staff Resort. The flexibility of its planks meant it could be laid easily and quickly by the installer, BACO, Karcher & Schlierkamp.

Altro Ensemble is a modular flooring system that gives you complete design freedom to create stunning floors for interior spaces. From colour blocking to geometric patterns, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

Altro Ensemble has up to15dB impact sound reduction with added comfort underfoot, making it perfect for front of house areas in hotels including foyers and reception areas, restaurant and cafĂ© dining areas, retail, offices and student accommodation – any environment where design is key. With four modular sizes, you can mix and match to create unique patterns utilising colour and design. Combine with Altro Whiterock wall designs for a unique interior statement.

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All apartments were rented out to local employers even before construction began. The new residential concept was therefore welcomed even before the foundation stone was laid.