Just outside of the city of Tripoli on the Peloponnese, with the surrounding mountain range as a background, a site of almost an hectare is determined for a large hotel complex. Apart from congress and other event functions, the owners especially focus on athletic tourism: sport events and hosting sportteams combined with the neighbouring sport venues.
The complex consists of three elements: two elongated shapes containing the hotel rooms, curved to follow the contours of the landscape. The third element links these two and forms essentially the backbone of the complex. It contains the entrance of the hotel and the lobby and organizes the vertical circulation and the access to the surrounding external areas. All common spaces, such as restaurants, shops and cafe are on the ground floor and directly linked to this central lobby.
The rooms are positioned on the two upper levels. Different sizes and two different styles define the variety of typologies, always refering to a sense of comfort and luxery. Externally the rooms are expressed by a continuous wooden facade, freely formed around the balcony spaces, and interupted by small roof gardens to obtain the necessary natural light in the corridors. In contrast to this, on the ground floor large stone elements divide transparent glass surfaces that link the common areas to the surrounding space.