In under a year, the hotel scene in Serbia has changed completely. Belgrade, as expected, is in the center of these events, boasting numerous new hotels, from those with only a few rooms to big, luxury hotels able to accommodate hundreds of guests.
As eKapija learns, the center of Serbia's capital will soon get another 4-star hotel, at 20 Jug Bogdanova Street, close to Zeleni Venac.
The urban plan has been prepared by the Belgrade-based studio MVArch.
The hotel will have a ground floor, six floors and a loft, as well as six underground levels. It will contain 38 rooms with one or two beds.
– The design of the hotel took into consideration the buildings in the area and the pedestrian passages connecting the Jug Bogdanova Street with the Brankova Street. The hotel has thereby taken on an angular shape, emphasizing the quality of the architectural solution. Due to its lateral neighbor, the building had to be gradually indented in the upper floors, which is conditioned by the rules from the general plan – MVArch says for eKapija.
The ground floor is supposed to contain a lobby with a restaurant, a bar and a reception desk. The first five floors will contain rooms, whereas the sixth one will contain a royal suite. The loft will feature a balcony and a lookout.
The underground levels are meant for the accompanying features of the hotel, the architects clarify for eKapija.
The first underground level will house a club, which will have its own entrance, in addition to the entrance from the hotel. The wardrobe room for the employees, also with its own entrance and a staircase, will be located on this level as well.
The congress hall will be located on the -2 level. It will have multiple functions and allow for the desegregation of space and organization of congresses for up to 120 people.
The hotel's kitchen and the accompanying storage rooms will be located on the -3 level. This level will also contain a fitness and spa center, our interviewees add.
The pool should be located on the -4 level, along with the wardrobe room and reception desk for guests. The final two underground levels will contain the parking lot, accessible though a car lift from the ground floor.
The architects of MVArch say that the most complex task was to turn the negative aspects of the location into useful features and to emphasize them in order to highlight the design of the facility.
– The form of the facility is dominant, while still fitting into the surroundings, so that it would raise the quality of the current and future neighboring facilities. The main idea, aside from the form itself and the harmonization with the urban planning demands, is to functionally enable a maximum of enjoyment to each guest, both in the rooms and in the additional features on the underground levels.
Our interviewees cannot disclose who the investor is for now, saying that “it is a private person”.
The public review of the urban project ended recently.