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Square Nine Hotel / Isay Weinfeld

  • Architects: Isay Weinfeld
  • Location: Belgrade’s historic
  • Design Team: Adriana Aun, Adriana Zampieri, Ilza Fujimura
  • Collaborator Architect: Domingos Pascali
  • Project Manager: Elena Scarabotolo
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Matthieu Salvaing

© Matthieu Salvaing © Matthieu Salvaing © Matthieu Salvaing © Matthieu Salvaing

From the architect. Square Nine Hotel is located in Belgrade’s historic quarter, across from Students Square (Studentski Trg). Its architecture, of remarkably modern language, does not clash with or overshadow its neighboring buildings’. Just the contrary: it follows their scale, the rhythm of their façades (set by the modulation of the openings) and even the moderate hues of their color palette. On the ground level, the common areas are ample and integrated, such as the lobby, the restaurant and a little piazza which succeed one another.

© Matthieu Salvaing
© Matthieu Salvaing

On the basement level, a swimming pool haloed by a beam of natural light is succeeded by a gym, spa and sauna, while on the top floor a small bar overlooks the square across the street. The rooms are split into 3 categories – 32m2 or 47m2 double rooms, and 90m2 suites – taking up 5 levels of the building and totaling 45 units. Each floor features a different hall adjacent to the lifts, with unique and unexpected pieces of furniture. The ambience is that of low-key eloquence and coziness.

© Matthieu Salvaing
© Matthieu Salvaing

The choice of materials (wood, stone and leather), as well as the furnishings (a varied selection of vintage pieces, by Scandinavian and North American designers, dating from the 1930s to the 1960s) contribute to this understated mood, at once elegant, plain and unpretentious. 

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