Poljanska cesta 6, 1000 Ljubljana
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Type: Invited competition, 1st Prize 2003 | Awards: Plecnik Prize for Architecture 2006, Golden Pencil 2006, Piranesi Award 2006, Mies van der Rohe Award 2007-selected work | Size: 13.300 m2 | Budget: 12.000.000 EUR | Client: Terme Olimia | Year: 2003 | Status: Completed | Project team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Petra Ostanek, Anze Zalaznik, Eva Matjasic, Darko Vasiljevic, Mojca Zerjav | Landscape architecture: Bruto | Structural consultant: Elea IC | Photographer: Miran Kambic | Wellness Hotel Sotelia fills the gap between two existing hotels. In design process primary concern was to avoid immense building mass, which would have blocked the last remaining view of the forest. The volume is broken up into small units arranged in landscape-hugging tiers. As a result, the four storey 150-room building appears much lower and smaller then this description would suggest. The specific shape of the hotel was dictated by the folds in the landscape.