NOA is a collective of architects and interior designers founded in 2011 by Stefan Rier and Lukas Rungger. Through its ten years of experience, the studio has established itself as an industry standard for hospitality architecture and design, with completed projects scattered across the Alps and new concepts being put into motion in the Netherlands, Croatia, USA, and the Caribbean.
Following an always curious and never conventional approach, NOA has expanded its portfolio over the past years with the creation of novel architectural typologies. These include the Ötzi Peak viewing platform on the Val Senales glacier, the Transsensorial Gateway sound installation for INTERNI Creative Connections 2021, and the competition proposal for the new European Library in Milan.
NOA has been published in magazines and on digital platforms of international prominence. Among the projects most widely receiving attention in the press are the Messner House, where Stefan Rier acted simultaneously as both client and designer, the Zallinger alpine village, and Hotel Hubertus with its impressive Hub of Huts wellness platform and cantilevered pool.
The firm's core philosophy revolves around seeing the project as a path to knowledge, and as a tool to tell stories; bringing an additional value to the places where NOA architectural works become embedded.
NOA has over 30 creatives in its network. The main NOA headquarters are located in Bolzano, with additional offices opened in Berlin (2018), Turin (2021), and Milan (2022).