Aqua Bay Hotel

YEAR

2013

LOCATION

Zakynthos

TYPE

Hotel

AREA

4200 m²

STATUS

Completed



Design team: Sotiris Tsergas, Katja Margaritoglou, Dora Felekou, Konstantina Koligliati
Interior design: Katja Margaritoglou
Photography: Anna Perela, Nick Kontostavlakis

In designing the space and landscaping of a 5* hotel in Zakynthos, Greece, we focused on the idea of extending the vacation space inside the living areas. The main concept of the common areas focuses on a game between the various lobby functions, creating separate areas programmatically that are visually unified at the same time. The lobby is thus visually broken down and readjusted in the scale of a house, including a living room, a “dining area” around which interaction is enhanced, a library, a study. The bar is also visible from the hotel’s restaurant, further extending the impression of continuous yet distinct spaces. The lounge and restaurant areas offer gracious views of the green landscape.

The landscaping and exterior of the hotel are dominated by the hotel’s roofs. The various wings’ roofs are unified into one, spanning across the building and extending to the outside, reminiscent of the intense topography of the area. The in-between space offers patio and water areas that follow the slope and create diverse promenades.

The design intention was slightly diversified when dealing with the main living areas. The 16 room typologies are structured into three distinct zones: the corridor/bathroom area visually connected to the main room through a glass façade, the main bedroom and the lounge. The glass façade and the bespoke partition between bedroom and lounge can either divide or unify the space according to the lodgers’ needs.