Sea Arts Hotel is a new hotel, now under construction, in the seaside town of Camogli, near Genova.
It is a building made up of five floors, not far from the City Hall and the Old Theatre. P46, the local firm who planned the hotel, asked gosplan to design a green facade placed in front of the building and detached from it, in order to characterize the main facade and entrance. The project aims to realize a vine-covered panel made of stretched steel fixed on white iron mullions and transoms.Crossbeams contain flowerboxes,connected with an artificial automatic irrigation system, in which creeping ivy is planted so as to cover the white panel of expanded metal.Three balconies, accessibles through their respectives suites, bridge the space between the green facade and the hotel’s glass wall.Each balcony is featured by an opening in the green facade, which is highlighted by slightly splayed frames.The assembly took about 10 days for the implementation of the main structure characterized by vertical and horizontal as well as transverse stiffening struts.Later, the structure of balconies and the perforeted panel was set down.Work has been finished after 20 days with laying electro-welded steel of the balconies and flowerboxes. The Facade, made up of 61 white panels of stretched steel, is planned as a green support of “Trachelospermum Jasminoides “, a creeping plant, which flowers in summer, that should cover the entire surface of the facade within a few seasons.Behind this, the glass wall of the building reflects the green façade, multiplying it in a game of reflections and transparencies in which the three balconies are suspended.