Alpenrestaurant Schmiedhof Alm

Alpenrestaurant Schmiedhof Alm


On the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See, the existing Schmiedhof Alm was dismantled and rebuilt as an Alpine restaurant with seating for 200 guests. The design concept is based on the addition of volumes in various forms: The traditional ski hut with a pitched roof in timber acts as a guest room and the inserted concrete cube with a flat roof houses the canteen. Multiple bay windows thrust out from the façade, providing seating niches with spectacular views of the mountains.

Statement of the jury

This intelligently executed addition comprising elements of varying sizes and forms endows this restaurant with a new and striking appearance – one that combines tradition with modern architecture and whose interior is striking down to the last detail. The drive-in facility for skiers was an excellent idea.


Excellent Communications Design