project: BLU_BLUE Business Hotel
location: Coast of Croatia
surface: 19500 m2
status: design stage
project team: AVP_arhitekti
BLUE is a private 5 star turistic complex on the coast of Croatia that attempts to create a modern sophistication of the Mediterranean style. The project aims for the relaxation and enjoyment of the charm that only Croatian seaside can bring along, and also with the incorporation of key elements of contemporary lifestyle. Thus, this project coexists with both the Croatian traditional architecture and the modern cutting-edge design.
The BLUE complex includes a hotel, a conference centre and 10 villas. Since it is situated next to the beach, it enjoys amazing views of the seaside and, it provides a series of services and outdoor areas such as: gardens, fountains, swimming pools, sport courts, playing grounds, parking areas, service and maintenance zones, and controlled access to give a sense of security and exclusivity.
The project is meant to be self sustaining with room for photovoltaic panels to be arrayed to provide energy thanks to the fact that sun incidence is quite high, while natural cooling, and ventilation techniques minimize the amount of energy required. All rooms (including sanitary services) have natural light and ventilation to provide energy savings.
Wastewater will be collected and led to a wastewater treatment process used the for irrigation of the green areas.