The basic concept of placement
in the site and the concept of material treatments was placed
on the plans that we prepared for the purpose of OPPN. The
building is placed between the street lines, which we address
with a dynamic structure that, on the one hand, establishes
the corner accent of the square, holds the western side of
the square and completes the street building line from the
western side – with a long arched line, it turns into the
space in front of the Palace Hotel. The reference to the Palace
Hotel is also established in terms of height – the height
of the new structure is the same as the Palace Hotel. The
lower two basement floors of the building will house parking
areas, the first basement, with partial parking, is purposed
for a larger market shop with accompanying smaller shops,
the ground floor and mezzanine will house shops and cafes,
the upper floors will house hotel programs.
The key element of the composition is the arrangement of the
covered market area, intended for use in all seasons. The
hybrid market area is open to the main square, in the winter
months it is closed in a controlled manner with glass or other
transparent elements. This area, oriented towards the main
square and the main street, is also the entrance area to the
sous-terrain market area, around which the entrances to the
shops on the first basement level are organized. The architectural
design clearly emphasizes the hybrid market area that addresses
the main square. The upper floors are defined by the dynamics
of the rings, the composition of the lower two floors is newly
emphasized by the negative volume of the market area, which
opens and closes according to the weather.
The core of the building on the upper floors will house the
hotel's spa center, which can also be accessed from the public
areas of the building. As far as the height determinants and
surface of the building allow, a swimming pool and beach arrangement
can be provided on the roof.
Design concept: the main material elements of the layout
follow the design that was prepared for the purpose of OPPN.
The upper floors are determined by rings made of stone, which
envelop the parapets of the building. Stone elements should
be provided in different surface textures that are known in
the area (pointed, grooved, stoked, burnt and brushed, cut,
sanded, polished). Glazing is placed in the background in
darker frames, a strong design element are vertical blinds,
which emphasize the horizontal dynamics of the architectural
composition with their horizontal movement.
The lower - more public facades are clad in glazing of larger
formats with dark structural elements. We paid special attention
to the coordinated signage of the object's contents. The hybrid
plaza has a series of circular columns on the outside that
support the upper floors. The line of columns along the facade
also represents the assembly line of glass roller or sectional
doors, which in bad weather close the market area against
storms, cold, rain...
The floor surfaces are finished in the materials and tones
of the local environment - light beige stone or ceramic floors,
which should uniformly connect all the elements of the building.
Ceilings of the public areas are envisioned in paintings with
stronger patterns, which should turn the surface of the ceilings
into a connecting piece of information – a blue thread that,
like the floor, holds together all the building's systems.