Almost the entire hotel environment is formed through a string of roof gardens which complement the hotel and function as zones for respite and relaxation of mind and body. The hotel park flows into the nearby villa gardens and descends into the sea.
Kempinski Hotel Adriatic
The special feature of the Kempinski Hotel Adriatic in Alberi in Istria are its gardens, not only because of their distinctive design “note”, but also the fact that these are actually the roof gardens of the hotel, lying above the underground garages, covering an area of about 5,000 m2.
Using a number of indigenous Mediterranean plants, the gardens are divided into units of minimalist design, so that despite the use of numerous plant species throughout the project, they do not seem cluttered and form thematic units.
Skiper hoteli d.d.
Alberi, Savudrija, Croatia
VIII 2008. – VIII 2009.
Landscape design and landscaping of surroundings and intensive roof garden of a hotel.
On an area of 5,000 m2, the most demanding was certainly the implementation of olive groves on the lawn. Newly planted, old olive trees required much greater depth than the construction conditions allowed, so hills were formed in the terrain around each tree, which, in addition to functional reasons, form interestingly shaped lawn areas. Lighting aimed at each tree completes the magic of the night image of the olive grove.
According to the wishes of the main hotel chef, a herb garden has been formed next to the building, which, in addition to lush and fragrant shrubs, provides fresh herbs and spices daily for the most refined palates.