tourist accomodation in Reka
Location: Reka, Hrvaška
Client: Sanomare Immobilien, d.o.o.
Area: 320 m2
Architecture: Ognen Arsov, Ana Kosi, Sara Škarica
Collage: Sara Škarica
Concierge Apartments are located in the former Bristol Hotel in downtown Rijeka. The building was influenced by the Vienna School of Architecture and architect Otto Wagner and its micro location lies on an important infrastructure hub, adjacent to the new art / cultural district. In Rijeka the influences of Central Europe, the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe have been intertwined throughout history and this is particularly noticeable in the city's architecture and art. The intent was to capture and emphasize these characteristics of Rijeka with a "site and culture-specific" concept which was the cardinal guideline when designing the apartment units.
In the existing shell of the building, which preserves the spirit of secession - the time in which the building itself was built, two "monuments" are placed in each apartment unit - monumentino della stanza and monumentino della cucina. These monuments are compact multifunctional pieces of furniture that contain all the furniture elements necessary for the mandatory tourist categorization of a one-bedroom accommodation unit. The 11 suites are connected by a hallway, which is shaped like a room of mirrors, giving the optical illusion of endless communications and entrances.