arch.Uro Birsa, arch.Goran Čala
Legend has it that Apollo commanded the therapeutic spring waters to spout from the ground at Rogaka, so it’s no surprise that the Boutique Hotel Atlantida draws inspiration from the sunken mythological civilisation. The spring’s therapeutic properties were already known in the 17th Century, and by the early 1800s, they had prompted the development of what, at the time, was seen as a modern spa resort. Today, Rogaka Slatina is a flourishing tourist destination with all the features of a traditional spa town: a peaceful landscape of rolling green hills with woodland paths running through them, a historic town centre comprising low-rise 19th Century buildings surrounded by a scattering of high-rise modern developments, which look more like the kind of places you would go to for medical treatment than for a relaxing break.
The five-star Hotel Atlantida occupies a panoramic, hilltop position on the site of a historic hotel dating back to the 1930s, and features boldly contemporary, linear architecture. The complex consists of a low, glass-built structure, which houses the spa and lobby, flanked by a six-storey brick-built volume. The only luxury hotel in the area, the Atlantida has 76 bedrooms, two restaurants, and a spa and wellness area equipped with indoor heated swimming pool, hydromassage tubs and relaxation areas, including an outdoor terrace in a natural setting, a salt room, a Finnish sauna, a Turkish bath, massage rooms and a fitness centre.
The hotel was designed by the Ljubljana-based firm of architects Api Arhitekti/Uro Birsa e Goran Čala, and has an international, design-oriented feel, free from any emphatic commitment to particular decorative themes, which can quickly become obtrusive in a wellness context. The extensive lobby alternates splashes of colour (such as the central island of sculptural, upholstered seating) with the warmth of wood panelling in the reception area, and is imbued with light from the glass panels and polished marble floors. The polished marble, however, is actually not marble at all, it’s porcelain tile from the Deluxe collection by Marca Corona, which supplied 6,000 square metres of floor and wall tiles for the project, from various collections, for the coverings of a wide range of areas, including the lobby, reception area, staircase, pool surround, terraces and balconies, the bathrooms of the bedrooms and suites, and the kitchen. The colour palette is based on natural, understated tones, ranging from the golden beige of the swimming pool (Stoneline Gold line) to the grey and hazelnut of the bedrooms (Desire and Planet collections) and the unabashed glamour of the ceramic marble in the lobby.
Marca Corona 1741, Deluxe collection
60x119,5 cm rettificato
Water absorpion (ISO 10545-3): Ev ≤ 0,1%
Chemical resistance (ISO 10545-13): UB ULB UHB
Resistance to deep abrasion (ISO 10545-6): ≤ 175 mm3
Stain resistance (ISO 10545-14): compliant
Frost resistance (ISO 10545-12): compliant
Modulus of rupture and breaking strength (ISO 10545-4): R ≥ 40 N/mm2
Slip resistance (DIN 51130): -
Thermal shock resistance (ISO 10545-9): compliant
Crazing resistance (ISO 10545-11): compliant
Linear thermal expansion (ISO 10545-8): compliant