Vander Urbani Resort

Ljubljana, Slovenia
Photo © MIRAN KAMBIC
Photo © MIRAN KAMBIC
Photo © MIRAN KAMBIC
Photo © David Lotric
Photo © MIRAN KAMBIC
Photo © David Lotric
Photo © MIRAN KAMBIC
Photo © David Lotric
Photo © MIRAN KAMBIC
Photo © David Lotric
Architects
Sadar+Vuga
Location
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Year
2011

Type
leisure and sport

Source
project commission

Client
private client

Site
Two existing building in historical centre of Ljubljana on Krojaša Street

Site area
232 m2

Building area
232 m2

Total floor area
1.080 m2

Storeys
basement + ground floor + 3 storeys + rooftop terrace

Program
restaurant, bar, 17 rooms, conference room, rooftop terrace

Structure
reinforced concrete, steel roof structure

Cladding
existing facade, glass

Vander Urbani Resort is a new design hotel in the old part of Ljubljana city. It is developed in the interior space of four historic adjoining buildings.

The program is distributed vertically with ground floor as the most open/public part with reception, restaurant and bar/lounge areas. Next three floors are organised round vertical atrium with stairs and are occupied with 16 rooms. On the top floor there is a glasshouse with big open terrace and a pool.

The exterior with historically preserved facade stays intact but immediately you enter the hotel you actually enter a specific space that is the space of hotel Vander. The design is based on kaleidoscopic play of 3d patterns in different materials and reflections that extend the borders of the actual space. Because of the reflections the visitor becomes part of the interior.

The rooms are designed in light colours with textile floors and glass partition walls to the bathroom. Rooms appear more like a homely living rooms also due to custom designed furniture pieces like the black table or mirrored wish box with mini bar.

Special feature is the long terrace with wooden decking and a swimming pool. All the floors are connected with the vertical hall that serves also as a light shaft. The northern wall of the atrium is cladded with hanging metal curtain that brings diffuse light into the core of the building.

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