It is always wonderful to see something evolving. On that note, in this specific project Irene’s resort and Spa proceeded in expanding its dynamics and upgrading its facilities. So we were assigned to design the addition of 10 new bungalow rooms and the aesthetic upgrade of the surrounding area.
This four-star hotel is located in the area of the Pozar Baths, one of the most popular winter destinations in Northern Greece. Therefore we wanted it to exude the architectural style of such a mountain destination with a strong presence of wood and white colour on the facades. Based on the same architectural principles, we designed the new facilities, in a way that they collaboratively constitute a single hotel complex both morphologically and aesthetically. The new buildings are inspired by the Scandinavian-style mountain winter accommodation. They are one level buildings with an inner loft and atrium, offering the guest uninterrupted views of the natural landscape that unfolds in front of the hotel.
Design-wise the new bungalows needed the installation of a roof due to the local climate of the area. After study, we decided to use this need in favour of the design, highlighting the shape of the roofs. For this reason we designed them to resemble to our former childhood memory of a house with a rectangular frame and a triangular crown on top. The new buildings placed in a row in an imaginary continuation with the existing hotel, now constitute a single architectural form.
All building facilities are unified by the common landscape area of the hotel. There, a new swimming pool was built in close proximity to the existing one, creating a new, bigger and improved water supply experience for the visitor. Additionally, a new bar area was designed to serve the complex’s leisure needs as well as outdoor sitting areas, green spaces and water landscaping, which highlight the liquid element, for which the Pozar springs are popular.