Ice Q restaurant - Solden, Austria
It took a Tyrolean architect - Johann Obermoser - to go against local tradition and give après skiers a view you don’t get with a wooden chalet. Ice Q, his ethereal glass and steel design 3,048m up Gaislachkogl mountain, is the highest restaurant in the Otztal Alps, connected to the Gaislachkoglbahn lift by an equally delicate suspension bridge. The roof terrace seats 34 and the 94-seat dining room is furnished with local larch timber and dozens of Tom Dixon ’Void’ copper pendant lights. A signature wine, ’Pino3000’ - a collaboration between pinot growers from Austria, Germany and the South Tyrol - is matured in a wine cellar on the mountain.