Canazei is the Latin word for reed or reeds - a reference to the barren landscape and the consequent poverty of the Ladin people, a small minority ethnic group in Trentino. Surrounded by high mountains and passes, the seven municipalities of Val di Fassa had a changeful history. Through the winter sports boom of the recent decades, however, the region experienced an almost fairy-tale recovery. Canazei is located at the intersection of four Alpine passes and has fantastic and snow-sure ski areas. But even in summer hikers visit the increasing and spectacular hiking and climbing area around the Sella massif.
All active-tourists appreciate the recovery of tired muscles in the warm water of a spa bath. With the Aquarena Dòlaondes and the Eghes Wellness Center, Canazei is a luxury example to show that it is possible to design an unique spa area in such an unique mountain area. On 2.400qm the Brixener architect Ralf Dejaco has built a spa area which is split into four thematic zones. Always in view: the vast backdrop of the surrounding Dolomites massifs, including Rose Garden, Sella and Marmolada.
Playing with colours and local materials has also been included in the sanitary sector, largely determine the products of Schäfer Trennwandsysteme. The green mosaic structure of the walls is reflected in the glass surfaces of the changing cubicles types VITRUM II and lockers VITRUM II - series.
The silver fittings of the toilet cubicles, changing cubicles and lockers are effectively in contrast with the dark base material: An ideal combination of durability, easier maintenance and perfect design.
The floating design of the changing rooms and lockers in the corridors show a special lightness which fits perfectly in the area, continues with the appearance of the toilet cubicles. Lights, structures and installations reflect in all the shiny glass surfaces, They seem to symbolize the mysterious world of King Laurin's kingdom, that according to legend was once supposed to have been in the Val di Fassa .
The Wellness Oasis in Canazei is again a good example, that the sanitary facilities are a necessarily part of a coherent architectural concept. Toilet cubicles, lockers and changing rooms are not necessary furnishing but an important part of the architecture and individual well-being. The success story of Vitrum II - Series of Schäfer Trennwandsysteme from the Westerwald was definitely updated in Canazei in Val di Fassa.