PLITVICE HOTEL COMPLEX
2012 – Preliminary Architectural Design
HOTEL P=19.800,00 sqm
18 VILLAS P=4.320,00 sqm
RESTAURANT P=926,00 sqm
Author: LOVORKA KAIĆ MATEŠIĆ, M.Arch.
Co-author: BIRGIT WÄLDIN, M.Arch.
The Plitvice hotel complex is located in the Drežničko selište-Čatrnja tourist zone, 10 km north of the main entrance to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. The hotel building with 18 villas and a separate restaurant building is formed on approximately 4.4 hectares of a very difficult and steep site, with an altitude difference of up to 20 meters.
The shape of the hotel building is a result of an adjustment to the given conditions in order to use to the maximum the advantages of digging into the natural ground. Two zones of use are formed – a public part towards the access road (access square, terrace of the restaurant and parking area) and a private part towards the greenery and recreation zone (“hotel yard”). The hotel consists of two volumes: a low volume which represents a public part – common public attractions, and a high volume representing a more intimate space – rooms.
Along with 206 accommodation units, the hotel features a restaurant, a conference centre with a seating capacity of approximately 400 people, a wellness area with a pool, around 10 saunas and other facilities, and a number of outdoor sports grounds on the terraces surrounding the hotel.
The villas in the complex are organised in two groups: the south complex has fifteen type 1 villas, each with eight accommodation units (rooms), while three type 2 villas, each with six accommodation units (apartments), are located in the east part of the complex with a representative view of the valley. The villas have an additional 138 accommodation units.
A detached building, which hosts the national cuisine restaurant with a sitting capacity of ca 150 people, adjoins the common access square of the hotel and functions as an independent facility.