Rock Hotel
Popular tourist destination in Karkonosze mountains. Leisure, sport, relaxation and contemplation of nature. Smooth slope, where a new hotel will rise for guest expecting unusual aesthetic feelings and discreet comfort. This hotel, designed in Szklarska Poreba by recognized Wroclaw architects - Kabarowski Misiura Architects - is an opposition against large vacation resorts, often roughly interfering natural landscape. On a smooth slope rocky blocks were laid out to create irregular Y shape. These sharp rocks, completely clad with horizontal strips of natural grey slate, are segments comprising 17 apartments, connected with an underground and on ground system of tunnels. Slate applied on facades and roofs, free composition and single level and double level apartments, green surroundings and water, make it look like rocks are growing out of the slope, are natural part of mountain landscape. They do not spoil it - they make more attractive and complete. Seen from north - the highest point - whole composition seems like collection of 4 micro-complexes. First and the main is a double storey entrance segment, accessible to everyone, housing entry hall, restaurant, swimming pool with SPA. Through fully glazed vestibule, one can get to private areas. Labyrinth of corridors effectively isolates each apartment with large panoramic windows opening toward English garden and staggering views of polish mountains. The longest corridor, dematerialized by fully glazed walls, leads to third zone - the most to the south private area. So called presidential suite consists of three blocks raised on columns, levitating above water pond. Therefore nature is not only outside the window - a pond and mountain creek become a part of the building, its visual foundation. Rocky blocks, hiding intimate luxurious apartments. Coherent composition and its main elements - slate, glass, greenery and water.


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