Estonian Forest and Wood Industries Association Best Timber Building of the Year Award 2013
Completed in 2013
Pühajärve Puhkekodu AS
Hospitality, Wooden Architecture
Pühajärve Hotel and Spa complex is situated in southern Estonia at a former manor house scene with a prominent park, next to one of the most beautiful lakes of Estonia. Reconstruction of the resort complex has been an ongoing development project, gradually evolving from a winter sports seasonal hotel into a place that motivates visitors to come there all year long. The functions of the complex include accommodation, a conference centre, a restaurant, a pub, bars, gym, wellness services and bowling. The Spa building is a major contribution to this versatile program. The highlight of the complex is the spa deck. It is elevated onto an old horse stable’s foundation walls and provides a full panorama view of the park surrounding the building. The extraordinary view to the seasonally changing landscape is framed by the structure of wooden columns and beams.