Hotel Lone
completed, Rovinj, 2011.

Hotel Lone, the first design hotel in Croatia, is situated in the Monte Mulini forest park, Rovinj's most attractive tourist zone, located in the immediate vicinity of the legendary Eden Hotel and the new Monte Mulini hotel. The surrounding grounds and parkland is a unique and protected region of the Monte Mulini forest on the Lone Bay. 
The term design hotel is meant to illustrate this as a space that nurtures the concept of an interesting and functional design. Created by a team of renowned Croatian creatives comprised of a new generation of architects, conceptual artists, product, fashion and graphic designers. The Architects from studio 3LHD were responsible for the design and construction of the hotel building. In addition to the overall architecture, the interiors and the furniture were designed and chosen especially for the hotel in order to achieve a distinct and recognizable identity. The designers from Numen / For Use designed the furniture. The fashion studio I-GLE designed the staff uniforms and other textiles. Artist Silvio Vujičić created graphics on fabrics for the rooms. Installations in the hotel lobby were made by a group of innovative artists: Ivana Franke - "Room for running ghosts"; Silvio Vujičić - "In the hanging garden no one speaks" and the fashion studio I-GLE - textile compositions No1, No2, No3. Studio92 designed the Wellness & Spa center, while Studio Kappo did Landscape design.  The agency Bruketa & Žinić OM conceived and oversaw the visual identity of the hotel.
The hotel's identity is recognized through the external design of the building, with a facade that is defined by dominant horizontal lines - terrace guards designed to evoke the image of slanted boat decks. The building's floorplates contract from level to level going up, creating an elevation that is tapered at all angles. The site's complex terrain with dramatic altitude changes determined the locations of internal facility spaces through a dynamic interweaving of public areas and guest suites at all levels. The specific Y shaped ground plan enabled a: rational & functional organizational scheme; quality views from all rooms; and the grouping of public facilities around a central vertical lobby. The main lobby connects common spaces on all levels, creating a central volume of impressive height and scale with interesting views in and around where all vital functions of the hotel take place.

PROJECT NAME Hotel Lone

PROJECT NO 142

PROGRAM hospitality

STATUS completed

PROJECT 2006-2010

LOCATION Croatia, Rovinj, Monte Mulini

SITE AREA 22157 m²

GROSS FLOOR AREA 29476 m²

VOLUME 107704 m³

FOOTPRINT 6017 m²

ALTITUDE 27.74 m

CLIENT Maistra

AUTHOR 3LHD

PROJECT TEAM Saša Begović, Marko Dabrović, Tatjana Grozdanić Begović, Silvije Novak, Ljiljana Đorđević, Ines Vlahović Mazinjanin, Željko Mohorović, Krunoslav Szoersen, Nives Krsnik Rister, Dijana Vandekar, Tomislav Soldo, Ana Deg

PROJECT TEAM COLLABORATORS Dragana Šimić, Sanja Jasika Lovrić, Eugen Popović, Leon Lazaneo, Ana Penavić, Ljerka Vučić, Ana Coce, Margareta Spajić, Danica Selem

INTERIOR Studio 3LHD
Numen/For Use

FURNITURE DESIGN Numen/For Use - Sven Jonke, Nikola Radeljković, Christof Katzler

STAFF UNIFORMS AND SELECTION OF TEXTILE OBJECTS DESIGN I-GLE

ART INSTALLATIONS "Room for running ghosts" - Ivana Franke
"In the hanging garden no one speaks" - Silvio Vujičić
Cycle of graphics M1-M15 - Silvio Vujičić
Composition No.1, No.2 i No.3 - I-GLE - Martina Vrdoljak Ranilović, Nataša Mihaljčišin

BUILDING VISUAL IDENTITY Bruketa&Žinić

LANDSCAPE DESIGN Studio Kappo - Lido Sošić

WELLNESS Studio 92 - Ester Miletić

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING Hrvatski institut za mostove i konstrukcije - Milan Crnogorac

MECHANICAL INSTALLATIONS Termoinženjering projektiranje - Branko Šegotić

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING Projekting 1970 - Erol Čičić, Dražen Šimić

SPRINKLER INSTALLATION APIN projekt - Branimir Cindori

PLUMBING AND DRAINAGE Projektni biro - grijanje - Srđan Grujić

FIRE PROTECTION / STRATEGY / SAFETY PROJECT Inspekting - Milan Carević

SPECIALIST DESIGN - KITCHEN TECHNOLOGY Dekode - Zoran Divjak

ELEVATORS Lift Modus - Rok Pietri

POOL SYSTEMS Makro 5 - Dragan Zgaga

TRAFFIC PLANNING PROJECT Ipro-inženjering - Željko Dvojković, Alojzije Car

AUDIO-VIDEO INSTALLATIONS Dicroic disco light&sound engineering - Slaven Tahirbegović

ACOUSTICS Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing in Zagreb - Hrvoje Domitrović

INTERIOR HORTICULTURE Horting Sisak - Lucas Werft

MODEL Ivica Turčić

VISUALIZATIONS Tomislav Mučić
Freya - Zvonimir Hrvoj

PHOTOGRAPHY Damir Fabijanić , Miljenko Hegedić, Joao Morgado, Cat Vinton

LINKS

Design Hotels

Hotel Lone web page

The Plan magazine

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AIT no.06
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Architecture & Culture no.372
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Arhitext no.223
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Azure magazine no.220
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D'Architectures no.223
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Designer & Designing no.56
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DHD no.32
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Graph vol.01
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Interier no.04/2011
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Novi format No.2
Novi Format
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Octogon no.95
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Presjek no.10
Hiperprostor
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Realit no.07
Vydava Mlada fronta a.s.
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Sleeper magazine no.38
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Surface no.91
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The Plan no.055
The Plan Art&Architecture Editions
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Time Out Croatia 2012
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Top Class Real Estate vol 01 - Global Hotels
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touch decor no.26
Lamasat Magazine
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Urbanism and Architecture no.91
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Zeppelin no.101
Asociatia Zeppelin & Q-group proiect
2012.