Creative mind

Matteo Thun

Those who have the opportunity to work on a project with Matteo Thun should count themselves lucky. The South Tyrolean native is one of the most renowned and sought-after architects in the world. In recent decades, Thun has left his mark across many continents. "We are very happy that thanks to the close friendship of the Binder family with Matteo Thun, we were able to win him over to MalisGarten", said Christina Binder-Egger. "The collaboration and approach of such an outstanding architect is a revelation". 

In MalisGarten, wood is featured in all its facets and showcases its advantages. If you take the time to go on a journey of discovery in the new 5*S hotel, you will quickly find there are no limits to building and working with wood. The spacious lobby offers guests a little taste of what awaits them in the rooms and throughout the hotel.

The star architect and the

star among building materials

The star among architects and the star among building materials come together in MalisGarten. "Wood is the only material I know that has aesthetic and technical durability", explains Matteo Thun. This is only one explanation for why he likes to use wood in his work. Matteo Thun also appreciates the versatility of this material. "Wood can be used for the floor, wall, ceiling, facade, furniture, and much more." 

Matteo Thun, Der Stararchitekt und der Star unter den Baustoffen
Aussenansicht, MalisGarten Green Spa Hotel

Wood enhances well-being

Parquet floors made of oak - parquet panels in some parts, herringbone pattern in other parts, or classically laid - run throughout the entire hotel. The hand-oiled paneling made of pure spruce creates a harmonious contrast. For the doors, we rely on wood from a local type of tree that has been used for centuries and can be found in almost every Tyrolean garden: walnut. This tried-and-true wood is now being newly interpreted in MalisGarten in a modern way. Spruce, fir, larch, pine, oak, and walnut - when combined, these different wood create a cozy, harmonious atmosphere that you can feel deep in your body.  


Suite Angelica, 60m²-74m², Wohnbereich Suite, Green Spa Hotel MalisGarten

MalisGarten's power source

Numbers and facts

We rely on the strength and aesthetics of local wood

  • MalisGarten stores 1000 tons of CO2 through resource-saving, solid wood construction
  • MalisGarten power source covers 7,850 m² 
  • Spruce and larch provide for an energy-building vacation 
  • Pine, walnut, and oak create perfect interior architecture 
  • MalisGarten stores 3.2 gigawatts/hour of solar energy
Lobby und Rezeption MalisGarten Green Spa Hotel

When experts work together

In MalisGarten, great importance was placed on genuine craftsmanship in every area and in every detail. The tiles in the bathrooms of each room come from a small factory in Salerno. Each individual tile is handmade and is an original. Of course, utmost importance is placed on wood at MalisGarten. Matteo Thun loves working with this material. His friendship with the Binder family has been made even stronger with this collaboration. “Thanks to binderholz and your know-how, we have achieved the creation of MalisGarten with materials from the 21st century”, says the star architect once again referring to the durability of this material. “Wood sets a standard. Wood lives. And wood develops a wonderful patina”.

In the beginning, Christina Binder-Egger and Reinhard Binder had a great vision: a hotel made entirely of wood. The two wanted none other than Matteo Thun for their innovative project. The Italian star architect and designer developed the architectural concept for MalisGarten. The experts at Binderholz Bausysteme GmbH then implemented the ideas in terms of structural engineering. For the interior design and implementation, they looked to interior designer Harald Margreiter from the Wetscher furniture store in Fügen-Tyrol.