3LHD Grand Park Hotel Rovinj - Croatia

Piero Lissoni - Lissoni Associati Milano, 3LHD: Sasa Begovic, Marko Dabrovic, Tatjana Grozdanic Begovic, Silvije Novak, Paula Kukuljica,

Jure Živković,

Rovinj, Croatia,


Architecture studio 3LHD designed an elegant hotel in Rovinj, Croatia, the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj. The six-storey building is nestled in a lush pine forest and extends along the promenade overlooking the island of St. Catherine and the town of Rovinj. The interior design of the various spaces is by Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni.

3LHD Grand Park Hotel Rovinj - Croatia

In Croatia, not far from the historic centre of Rovinj, architecture studio 3LHD designed an exclusive five-star hotel, the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, located in the area of Monte Mulini near the promenade and the beach in one of the most exclusive tourist spots of the Adriatic.
The specific features of the chosen site and the presence of a lush pine forest led to the decision to design the cascading terraced building with green roofs. This design solution presented numerous advantages: the architecture blends in with the surrounding nature, the visual impact on the landscape is limited, and hotel guests have the impression of being immersed in a park that from every point offers stunning panoramic views of Rovinj, the Church of St. Euphemia, St. Catherine island, and beautiful sunsets over the sea.
The transition from the building to the natural park and vice versa takes place gradually by means of offset floors that follow the slope of the ground and form spaces used by the hotel, such as large terraces, Mediterranean gardens, swimming pools and sunbathing areas.
Every function of the hotel has been enhanced by views on nature and the panorama. The conference hall, for example, overlooks the Rovinj peninsula through a large panoramic window, and the wellness area with three swimming pools and sundeck extends over two floors and overlooks the surrounding woods and the city. The main swimming pool is partly covered by a glass pavilion that opens in summer towards the park and the sea. The ground floor of the hotel becomes an ideal continuation of the town’s urban fabric, connecting the centre of Rovinj with Lone Cove and with the Punta Corrente forest park. These waterfront areas were designed by the architects with a different approach; in fact, they are spaces that have to play a public role, like a square with diversified amenities and new spaces of social gathering, not for contemplation of nature or the landscape.

Numerous artists and other professionals worked on the design of the hotel along with architecture studio 3LHD. The interior design of the rooms and common areas of the hotel was entrusted to Lissoni & Partners, founded by architect and designer Piero Lissoni. For the interiors of the Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, Piero Lissoni was inspired by the colours of the Mediterranean, choosing primarily natural materials such as stone and wood and using different colour palettes for the various rooms and spaces. Thus, for example, darker shades of blue inspired by the sea predominate in the hallways, while the rooms feature light shades of beige or grey, inspired by earth colours. For each common space and the rooms, numerous artists were involved who stayed in Rovinj to find inspiration and live in the places before creating their works.

(Agnese Bifulco)

Project Name: Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
Date: 2015 – 2018 (project), 2017 – 2019 (construction)
Location: Rovinj, Croatia
Site (m2): 35361
Size (m2): 46813
Footprint (m2): 15497
Level (m): 4.80
Volume (m3): 181811

Author: 3LHD
Interior design: Lissoni & Partners

Project team 3LHD: Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Sanja Jasika Lovrić, Zorislav Petrić, Ivana Šajn, Leon Lazaneo, Krunoslav Szorsen, Maja Milojević, Daša Manojlović, Uršula Juvan, Dragana Šimić, Zrinka Vrkić, Mia Andrašević, Denis Hrvatin, Ines Vlahović Mazinjanin, Goran Mraović, Hrvoje Bilandžić, Vibor Granić, Duje Katić, Kristina Marković, Tomislav Soldo, Deša Ucović
Project team collaborators: Jan Ružić, Branimir Turčić, Boris Goreta, Deša Jelavić, Marta Kolar, Valentina Krekić

Interior design: Lissoni & Partners - Piero Lissoni with David Lopez, Fabrizia Bazzana, Ilia D’Emilio
Team: Giorgio Pappas Simone Caimi, Sara Cerboneschi, Pino Caliandro, Patrizia Manconi, Gaia Guarino
3D: Alberto Massi Mauri, Alessandro Massi Mauri, Matteo Sponza
Styling: Elisa Ossino Studio
Uniforms: Fashion Designer Carlos Baker / Art direction Samuele Savio per Graph.x

Participating artists:
Art : Veronica Gaido, Roberta Patalani, Predrag Todorović, Marko Tadić
Illustrations: Klara Rusan, Danijel Serdarev, Hana Tintor
Sound Art: Davor Sanvincenti

Visual identity, signage and environmental graphics design: Bruketa&Žinić&Grey
Structural engineering: Ivan Palijan (Palijan)
HVAC, Gas installation project, Pool systems, Plumbing and drainage: Vladimir Paun (Termotehnika)
Electrical engineering and fire protection system: Željko Omrčen (Agenor plus)
“Hotel Park trafostanica” project: Željko Omrčen (Agenor plus)
Sprinkler installation: Branimir Cindori (Apin sustavi)
Plumbing and drainage and hydrant network – infrastructure: Duško Mičetić (Građevno projektni zavod)
Special projects - kitchen: Zoran Divjak (Dekode)
Landscape design – building, zone around the building: Nataša Tiška Vrsalović (Dionaea-vrtovi)
Landscape design – wider zone: Katja Sošić (Studio KAPPO)
Traffic planning: Tomislav Kraljić (C5 Koncept)
Elevators: Rok Pietri (Lift Modus)
Building physics: Mateo Biluš (AKFZ studio)
Noise protection and acoustics: Mateo Biluš (AKFZ studio)
Geodetic survey: Sebina Stepančić Salić (Geoistra)
Fire safety, safety at work project: Milan Carević (Inspekting)
Geotechnical study: Milan Mihovilović (GEO-5 d.o.o.)
Bill of quantities: Lucija Ivas (FOREL projekt)
3D laser scanning: Zlatan Novak (VEKTRA)

Photography: Jure Živković
3D: Boris Goreta (2011.-2012.), Jan Ružić, Branimir Turčić (2015.)

Main contractor: Kamgrad d.o.o., Radnik d.d., Interijeri Buden d.o.o., Stilles d.o.o.
Demolition of the existing building: Eurco
Site supervision: Neven Martinec (PDM savjetovanje d.o.o.)


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