the addition to an existing congress/wellness hotel is located in the thermal complex 'terme tuhelj' in croatia, next to the protected
historical park and baroque curia 'mihanović'. by connecting all the existing and new facilities and integrating them into a new and
meaningful ensemble, the concept of a 'detached' hotel is conceived, providing the users a connection with nature from all the inside spaces.
designed by marin mikelić and tomislav vreš of MVA architecture, the program of the new part of a hotel is clearly vertically separated
(public + accommodation). 126 rooms are divided into three smaller pavilions (along to the three old ones) and the public facilities
are organized into elongated ground base.
terrain configuration is used to form an amphitheater in the center that provides a visual and spatial communication of the congress
center and hotel lobby with the baroque curia in the background. this space, besides the added value for the hotel and convention center,
adopts a whole range of different activities and could contribute to the social life of local community.
three new hotel pavilions
the selection of materials for the facade envelope marks the theme of duality (light / heavy). the exterior siding is wrapped with the envelope
of lightweight aluminum composite panels colored in gold whose perforations allow views from the rooms. the rest of the fabric and roof
surfaces are covered with precast concrete panels, partly opening as perforated 'eyelids' in front of the windows. this intervention aims to
establish new and more complex spatial relations of the existing space.
view from the park next to hotel
pavilion C - facade detail
base of the hotel and pavilion C
facade details, pavilions A and B
view thru the perforated facade
pavilion C - Facade detail
reception of the hotel
location: terme tuhelj, tuheljske toplice, croatia
project year: 2010. – 2011.
construction: 2011. – 2012.
project area: 12.250 m²
client: terme Tuhelj d.o.o.
architects: MVA / marin mikelić, tomislav vreš
collaborators: dubravka perica, ivana krneta, ivana drviš, silvija pranjić, sara pavlov, stjepan birač (architecture), amalija denich (landscape architecture), tatjana petric (signage, design), iva baković (interior consulting), mateo biluš (building physics), mario todorić, toding (structural engineering), srećko zubak, shema ZS (electrical engineering), miroslav janićijević, bramini (HVAC), nenad sutevski, vodotehnika (plumbing engineering), zeljko mužević, flamit (fire protection)