|category||architecture, interior / hotels|
|location||Pec pod Snezkou, Czech Republic|
The spatial design of the hotel comprises blocks positioned on top of a wide, horizontal base that merges with the terrain. These blocks contain 68 rooms with 213 beds in total. The horizontal base contains all the operational/technical facilities of the hotel, restaurants, conference rooms, spas and a two-storey indoor parking lot.
The façade uses as many natural materials as possible.
The hotel base is clad in large, rough blocks of Slivenec marble. The “landscapes” of the surface arise naturally when quarried in the Na Cikánce quarry in Prague – Radotín. The material, which is otherwise used to the cobble stones for Prague’s mosaic sidewalks, had been collected and formatted over a two-year period.
A grid made of larch boards with two different surface finishes – natural silver-grey with pre-weathered glazing and singed black – is used elsewhere on the façade. The remaining surfaces are covered in varnished sheet metal or fine-grained gravel plaster.
Stone pavement and large, rounded solitary pieces of Luleč wacke corresponding in colour to the Slivenec marble adorn the entry into the hotel and the connection to the parterre.
Mimolimit’s aim was to create a mountain interior using the following elements:
Slivenec marble – This stone is used to create rocky landscapes that also penetrate into the interior. It is also used on the wall behind the reception and for the reception desk itself. Sand-blasted and bush-hammered Slivenec marble is used on the floor.
Concrete – This material is used raw on the columns and lintels and on about one-third of the ceiling in the restaurant. The rest of the restaurant ceiling is coated in silver to reflect the light and thus augment illumination as well as create a special atmosphere. The red on the light fixtures is faintly mirrored in the silver ceiling.
Oak – Oak planks with “landscapes” partially cover the concrete columns. They add a vertical rhythm to the space and brighten it up. The planks are applied in smaller widths to the ceiling and transversely as cladding for the bar. Radial veneer is used on the dining tables. The landscape planks are used as skirting.
Linen – We tried to manage the acoustics of the space by applying strips of linen fabric to the ceiling. The fabric covers one third of the ceiling in the lobby and restaurant. Spotlights are placed among the fabric and, although not seen directly, they work with the fabric to create a kinetic, illuminated structure.
Furniture – Seating is at two heights – 75 cm and 90 cm – so that guests feel comfortable in the respective space. Where people circulate, we use higher seating. All seating furniture was produced atypically. A special collection of candles and ceramic flowerpots were designed specially for the hotel. The stone fireplace made from Luleč boulders for 33 candles is also an original.
Lighting – we tried to use the lighting to shape the space and emphasise the materials. Most of light fixtures are out of sight, so you only perceive the light from the fixtures, not the fixtures themselves.