arcadia hotel

  • The Arcadia hotel is located on the first square one encounters entering the city of Tripoli on the Peloponnese. Since pre-war times a hotel was situated here, originally three floors high, and later extended to five. In order to create the contemporary but comfortable appearance required, the hotel was entirely renovated both internally and externally.

    The renovated hotel consists of a basement with supplemental uses, a ground floor with the reception lobby, cafe-restaurant and the kitchen, a mezzanine with a meeting space and a television room and five floors with eight rooms each.

    To emphasize the clarity of the design, white and black are the dominant colours of the materials applied, leading to an environment of modest, relaxing luxery, and to emphasize the architectural solutions without tiring the visitor. Apart from the graphic interventions, decorative elements were therefore avoided. In the elevation interventions were limited. The glass boards of the balconies were engraved with graphics similar to the ones used in the rooms of the hotel, to predispose the visitors from the outside.

  • Το ξενοδοχείο Αρκαδία βρίσκεται στην πρώτη πλατεία που συναντά κανείς, μπαίνοντας στην Τρίπολη. Λειτουργεί από την εποχή του μεσοπολέμου και αρχικά ήταν ένα τριώροφο κτίριο. Στη νέα του μορφή το ξενοδοχείο αποτελείται από ένα υπόγειο βοηθητικών χρήσεων, ισόγειο με υποδοχή, εστιατόριο και κουζίνα, ημιώροφο με αίθουσα συσκέψεων και τηλεόρασης και πέντε ορόφους των οκτώ δωματίων ο καθένας.

    Επιδίωξη της μελέτης ήταν να δημιουργηθεί ένα περιβάλλον που θα αποπνέει την επιθυμητή αίσθηση πολυτέλειας εκφρασμένη με απλό και λιτό τρόπο, ώστε να μην κουράζει τον επισκέπτη και να ανα- δεικνύονται οι αρχιτεκτονικές λύσεις. Τα χρώματα που κυριαρχούν είναι το λευκό και το μαύρο, που συναντώνται σε όλα τα υλικά που χρησιμοποιήθηκαν. Είναι μια επιλογή καθαρών χρωμάτων που έγινε συνειδητά με στόχο να τονιστεί η λιτότητα και καθαρότητα των μορφών. Χαρακτηριστική είναι η έλλειψη διακοσμητικών στοιχείων με μοναδική εξαίρεση τις γραφιστικές θεματικές απεικονίσεις. Στην όψη, τα χαραγμένα γραφιστικά των στηθαίων από plexi-glass προϊδεάζουν τον επισκέπτη για μια σειρά από συνθέσεις που μοιράζονται στα δωμάτια του ξενοδοχείου.

arcadia hotel
arcadia hotel
hideout suites
hideout suites
hideout suites

The glass boards of the balconies were engraved with graphics similar to the ones used in the rooms of the hotel, to predispose the visitors from the outside.

arcadia hotel
arcadia hotel
arcadia hotel
arcadia hotel
arcadia hotel
arcadia hotel
arcadia hotel

To emphasize the clarity of the design, white and black are the dominant colours of the materials applied, leading to an environment of modest, relaxing luxery

hideout suites
arcadia hotel
arcadia hotel

credits

location
Tripoli, Greece

client
Arcadia Hotel
Arkadiki Filoxenia SA

design
2008, completed 2008

team
Tasos Gousis
Joost Frijda
Eddie Roberts
Fotini Anagnostou

structural design
Panagiotis Poniridis

mechanical design
Filopimin Kardaras

graphical design
Vangelis Tzimopoulos

construction
Arktos Construction - Ioannis Karabelas

photographs
Fotis Traganoudakis

publications

Hotel Restaurant & Bars

Design Media, Hong Kong 2011, ISBN 978-9881506900

Hotels 2

Contemporary Greek Architecture, KTIRIO, 2011, ISBN: 978-960-6803-10-9

EK magazine

#138, June 2009

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