Gut renovation and redesign of an aging hotel, in Spata, Greece, with aim to create a hip city hotel.
Renovation of building’s exterior (2000) And a later art attack as an update for the new decade.
- Principle use: Hotel ✰✰✰✰
- Design/Supervision: Werner Maritsas
- Building site: Sparta, Lakonia– Greece
- Number of stories: 5
- Design / Construction period: 2000
- Art attack: 2009
- Photo:W. Maritsas, I. Nikolareizi, Maniatis h
phase 1 – gut renovation in 2000
Situated in the historic centre of Sparta, the original building was constructed in the 70s and a drastic renovation of lobby and restaurants was needed. A contemporary minimal solution was proposed in order to be coherent to the Spartan rigorous and sincere character.
The central point of the space design, the reception, is located between the restaurant and the lobby. Mobile glass partition walls are used to separate of unify the space depending on need, allowing sun light to penetrate at any time.
The relative small dimensions of the space are visually increased by using a special wall painting technique with metal gloss. For the same reason, a lot of transparent and metallic furniture is used. Some parts of illumination and furniture are custom made in order to contribute to concept
reception view from main entrance
lobby view and bar
phase 2- art attack 2009
corridor installation, with hotel’s recycled furniture and light fixture (more here)
the ground floor Catch me if u can stencil
Working with Donna Martins is always fan..
restaurant’s ivy stencil
In some standard rooms, as part of this express renovation, I’ve used a hand paint instant wallpaper for the entrance and framed my favorite stencil
scans from publications in Vogue and Maison & Decoration