Grand Park Hotel Rovinj is a viewpoint for the most beautiful stage on the Adriatic. No matter where he is in the hotel, the guest gets the impression he is staying in a park overlooking Rovinj, St. Euphemia, the island of St. Catherine and the most beautiful sea sunset. Located directly on the coast, near the marina and the promenade, it connects the inner city area with the tourist attractions of the Monte Mulini zone.
Project Name: Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
Studio Name: Studio 3LHD
Textual description: Grand Park Hotel Rovinj
In order to blend into the existing forest, the floors offset to follow the slope of the site and form large terraces, Mediterranean gardens, pools and sundecks. A bar with a terrace and an a la carte restaurant are located in the lobby and the reception area, which is connected to the main restaurant with a central staircase. Great significance in the hotels’ view was given to five pine trees that have been growing on the site for over half a century.
The congress hall overlooks the Rovinj peninsula through the largest glass window in Europe. Wellness zone includes a spa, a sunbathing area and three swimming pools, extending on two floors overlooking the surrounding woods and the town. The main pool is partially placed in a glass pavilion which opens in the summer, intertwining the interior with the park and the sea.
Italian architect and designer Piero Lissoni was in charge for interior design. Public spaces are characterized by a multitude of details, a large number of types and specific pieces of furniture that, despite mutual diversity, make a unique story together. Special attention was dedicated to styling. Earthy tones and colors prevail in the rooms – a counterpoint to the blue sky and sea that surround the hotel.
The areas alongside the promenade are functionally and formally different from other spaces. They are intended to be a new space for social gatherings, a square with diverse amenities. A relaxing atmosphere is created by water surfaces, carefully selected paving and greenery, which frame particular content zones and makes the whole area both attractive and accessible.
3LHD is an architectural practice focused on integrating various disciplines – architecture, urban planning, design and art. The Studio was founded in Zagreb in 1994 by four partners: Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović and Silvije Novak. In 2016 they appointed a new partner, Paula Kukuljica.
3LHD architects constantly explore new possibilities of interaction between architecture, society and individuals as well as their mutual integration. Through the contemporary architectural approach, the team of architects deals with all the projects in cooperation with many experts from various disciplines.
Projects, such as Memorial Bridge in Rijeka, Croatian Pavilion at EXPO 2005 in Japan and EXPO 2008 in Spain, Riva Waterfront in Split, Sports Hall Bale in Istria, Zamet Centre in Rijeka, Dance Centre in Zagreb, Hotel Lone in Rovinj, Freshwater Aquarium in Karlovac, LN Garden Hotel in China, Grand Park Hotel Rovinj, Campus Rimac and Campus Infobip are some of the important projects that have established 3LHD not only in the professional circles but also in the wider public circles.
3LHD architects represented Croatia at the Venice Biennale 2010, the 12th International Architecture Exhibition, with a group of authors. They also took part in the 2008 ‘Mare Nostrum’ exhibition at the second International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam, and in a group exhibition in Boston at Harvard University: “New Trajectories: Contemporary Architecture in Croatia and Slovenia“.
The work of 3LHD has received important Croatian and international awards including the A+Award in the Architecture +Landscape category 2017, award for the best building in Sport Category at the first World Architecture Festival WAF 2008, IOC/IAKS Bronze Medal Award 2009 and IOC/IAKS Silver Medal Award 2011 both for the best architectural achievement of facilities intended for sports and recreation, AR Emerging Architecture Award (UK), the ID Magazine Award (USA), and the Croatian professional awards Drago Galić (2013; 2008), Bernando Bernardi (2009; 2005), Viktor Kovačić (2019; 2011; 2001), and Vladimir Nazor (2019; 2009; 1999).
3LHD has gained extensive international experience while designing projects such as: LN Garden Hotel in China, Port Lands Sports Centre in Canada, Croatian Pavilion for EXPO 2015 in Japan and 2008 in Spain, and Dolder Waldhaus hotel interior in Switzerland.