The Grand Park Hotel in Rovinj, Croatia, is decorated with a series of green terraces that descend to the Adriatic Sea…
Designed by a local architectural studio, 3LHD, with interiors by Italian architect and designer Pierre Lissoni, the hotel is designed to descend from the city center to the sea while leaving minimal impact on the natural landscape. The hotel is the finishing touch of a wider renovation project, so the 3LHD studio has designed several other hotels, as well as a concrete promenade adjacent to the hotel.
"Wherever they are at the hotel, guests get the impression of relaxing in the park overlooking Rovinj, St. Euphemia, St. Catherine's Island and an amazingly beautiful sunset over the open sea," the architects said.
Wanting to keep up with the surrounding landscape, architects have created space for five pines that have been growing at the site for decades and now occupy a prominent position on the first floor terrace.
Divided into three spaces, the hotel rooms occupy the first three floors of the structure, while the fourth is dedicated to the conference space and the wellness terrace, which extends to the outdoor and indoor pools on the top floor.
The interior spaces on each floor are set in its rear, allowing a large planted space to create the impression of a garden.
The ground floor of the hotel has a cafe, bar, restaurant and concept boutique, overlooking the promenade through the glazed facade. The interiors designed by Pierre Lissoni use earthy tones as contrast to the blue hues of the sea and sky, while the terraces have wooden platforms.
Photo by Jure Zivkovic.