6th December 2018
Amadria Park Capital Zagreb
First Creative Spark by HBA
Due to open this September, HBA London is converting an impressive 1920s bank into a boutique hotel full of residential charm and sense of place. The new hotel sits at the heart of the city, ideally located for both business people and leisure travellers. Its design combines the original and the new with a deft touch, embracing the building’s historic character and translating this into interiors that are light, fresh, elegant and pared back to suit the tastes of today’s international guests. Taking their meaning from Gesamtkunstwerk – interiors are works of art that make use of many artforms. From the original classically carved mahogany clad columns and magnificent arched windows to new pieces, such as plush banquet seats and joinery, which reflect the influences of the visionary Josef Hoffman and Adolf Loos, and softly draped curtains, the interiors uniquely belong within this heritage building.
25hours Das Tour
Second Creative Spark by c.f. Architekten & Stylt Trampoli
25hours hotel meets barrier‐free accessibility (barrier ‐free consulting, Ursula Fuss, Architect)
25hours is a refreshing hotel idea, which builds on the shoulders of traditional hotel business in search of contemporary answers to the demands of an urban, cosmopolitan lifestyle audience. The 25hours Hotel DAS TOUR is located at Louis‐Pasteur‐Platz 1, a central position in the new Düsseldorf urban development project, LE QUARTIER CENTRAL. The coated aluminium facade encloses 12,400 square metres throughout the basement, ground floor and 18 storeys high.
Its grid structure clearly indicates the individual functional areas. The 198 rooms are spiced up with astonishing and clever detailing. Guests can choose between a French and German room, which offer strongly juxtaposed worlds. Next to storytelling, 25hours Hotel has put quite some focus on the barrier‐free accessibility of 10% of the rooms. Creative and new concepts should provide a better functional use and design. The general displeased perception of barrier‐free design has now changed giving all guests with different abilities a new fascinating and unique experience. Therefore, the design and architectural construction took over the common stigmatizing appearance.
The solution is not to add more space, but to create intelligent architectural elements, such as sliding doors, offering additional space in the bath room and half‐high pre‐walling along the toilet space to support individual mobility and a shower bench. These barrier‐free accessible rooms don’t remind at all of handicaps rooms.
Strandhotel Atlantic and Villa Meeresstrand
Third Creative Spark by Yasmine Mahmoudieh
Usedom, a resort island off the northern edge of Germany, stretches about 30 miles from end to end and has been a popular summer resort since the late 19th century.
Maxim Gorky and Leo Tolstoi were writing their books here and many Russian intellectuals visited the island in the 1900’s.
The task was to redesign completely a very tired beach hotel for a hotel owner that owns 16 hotels on this island.
Once you enter the hotel there is a projection of a video artist , commissioned to tell the story about the rich past and this is projected against a three dimensional entrance wall, that distorts the viewing and melts past and present once more.
The lighting above the bar is imitating the seagulls seen all over outside which are part of the natural landscape to be found everywhere on the island. A three dimensional wall of bottles form the French company Elitis defines the fine dining area and seating benches are diving the restaurant between the a la caret and general restaurant.
The lounge area picks up on the spectacular sunsets outside, by a touch of violet to be found in fabrics, melted with the rather natural colour scheme that depicts all colours directly from nature.
There are 26 rooms in the main hotel and 16 suites with private sauna or hammams in the villa building next door.