Maestoso is the largest accommodation building in Lipica and it is visitor’s primary contact with the stud farm environment. The guideline in designing the renovation and expansion of the hotel was to find a way tone down the buildings presence in the space. The new structural membrane enveloping the entire hotel establishes a sort of an intermediate space between the buildings and the landscape. The interplay of light and shade breaks down the monolithic built masses and dematerialises the building to the greatest extent possible and endows it with a distinctive character. The interiors of the renovated hotel are designed as a modern interpretation of the horse-stable interior spaces. The existing buildings are stripped to the raw concrete structure, which remains visible and acts as a suitable frame for the minimal additional interventions ensuring a warm expression of the interior space.
Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Polona Ruparčič, Nuša Završnik Šilec, Jurij Ličen, Carlos Cuenca Solana, Eva Tomac, Urška Malič, Jakob Kajzer, Sara Mežik, Peter Sovinc, Eva Javornik, Peter Karba, Sara Ambruš, Goran Djokić
Ivan Ramšak, Nom biro, Bruto
Holding Kobilarna Lipica
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