Hotel Bellariva: a building in Trentino designed according to the latest green building standards

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Marazzi ceramic and stoneware tiles cover the indoor and outdoor spaces

Facing Lake Garda and set against the Alps, Hotel Bellariva is a high-end hotel designed by the Guerreschi Associati firm.

Entirely built according to green building criteria, the hotel is a four-storey wooden structure that was completed in record time and built according to the most current sustainable building standards.

The structure combines part of an existing building with a new building entirely made of wood, designed to maximize the energy savings of the whole complex.

The designers chose various high-quality materials for the exterior and interior finishes, including several Marazzi ceramic and porcelain stoneware collections selected for their sustainability, resistance and appearance, which resembles natural materials, particularly wood and stone.

For the high-traffic common areas throughout the building, Mystone Ardesia. Cenere stone-effect stoneware was chosen, installed in the 75×75 cm size together with darker listel tiles from the same collection: it is a technical porcelain stoneware that guarantees high performance and strong resistance to wear in very crowded environments, such as public areas and hotels. The stoneware is Ecolabel-certified: the European Union ecological quality label that indicates materials characterized by a reduced environmental impact throughout their entire life cycle.

Stoneware, in this case wood-effect stoneware, was also chosen for the floor coverings in the hotel rooms: Treverkhome by Marazzi, a perfect imitation of natural wood, which also evokes its tactile feeling, with considerably higher technical characteristics in terms of ease of maintenance and resistance.

The Treverkhome collection also boasts, like the SistemN stoneware chosen for the bathroom floor covering, Ecolabel certification.

All the hotel’s bathrooms feature SistemN technical stoneware in the Tortora colour used for the floor covering and the Stone_Art stoneware collection in a large size with slimline thickness for the wall covering, which is also selected in the three-dimensional Move version to differentiate and characterize the shower area with a pleasant visual and tactile effect.

The beautiful outdoor terrace was covered with wood-effect Treverkmade20 stoneware: an aesthetically beautiful and functional choice thanks to the anti-slip surface, which withstands the effects of the weather, and to the strong 20 mm thickness that makes the paving extremely resistant.