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Orhidelia Wellness / Enota

  • 01:00 - 3 June, 2010
Orhidelia Wellness / Enota
Orhidelia Wellness / Enota, © Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

© Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič © Miran Kambič +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Podčetrtek, Slovenia
  • Architects

  • Project Team

    Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Maruša Zupančič, Nuša Završnik, Zana Starovič, Anna Kravcova, Polona Ruparčič, Marko Volf, Sabina Sakelšek, Esta Matkovič, Darja Zubac, Dean Jukić, Nebojša Vertovšek, Tjaša Marinšek
  • Landscape Architecture

  • Structure

    Elea iC
  • Client

    Terme Olimia
  • Climatisation & Plumbing

  • Electrical Instalation

    Forte inženiring
  • Budget

    13,000,000 EUR
  • Area

    9990.0 sqm
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. Main goal while designing the building was to diminish as much as possible its presence in the surroundings. Since the demanded program of wellness center is very extensive and in parts it demands overcoming great spans and big heights of inner spaces, putting up classically conceived building on central green plot would fill up last remaining open area in thermal complex and largely degraded its spatial quality.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

New wellness center is consecutively designed rather like a landscape arrangement then a building. Folded elevations appear like supporting walls dividing different levels of landscape surfaces. Central walking path is now stretched over the roof and enables visitors completely new, different experience of the site. On both ends, where strolling path connects with passing inner roads, it forms two smaller public squares to control the speed of vehicles and ultimately gives advantage to pedestrians over the traffic.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič

Rather than searching for its own expression and claiming its space new object connects existing single buildings and other spatial elements in the whole.

© Miran Kambič
© Miran Kambič
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Maja Brucic · February 05, 2012
Maja Brucic · February 05, 2012

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SNARL · November 21, 2010

Someone learned from Las Vegas.

jasonlee · September 08, 2010

Reading: "Orhidelia Wellness / Enota | ArchDaily"( )

archibigben · August 27, 2010

cool,i like it.

Hassan Al-muhannadi · August 27, 2010 @plethoraapp

teresa lugo · August 17, 2010

Un Magnifico ejemplo de Arquitectura para espacios publicos y edificaciones culturales: Orhidelia Wellness / Enota

Tim Bolje · July 28, 2010

Supermoderno, a u susjedstvu... Orchidelia Wellness u Sloveniji

carey lyon · June 07, 2010

looks like another ghastly ARM building

CROFTdesign · June 04, 2010

the vision of the architect seems to have gotten in the way of the purpose of the space... where's the nature??

jacob · June 04, 2010

Logan's Run.

Timothy · June 04, 2010

When Mozart composed "die Zauberflöte" the first reaction of the Austrian Emporer at the premiere was: "hmmmm... to many notes". It seems many will react in the same way to this project.

voisin de ville · June 07, 2010 11:10 AM

mozart was a genius, OK
that is not a reason for me to appreciated his so precious music.

some people prefer simplicty to virtuosity.

WPstudios · June 04, 2010

RT @nicholaspatten Orhidelia Wellness.

Nicholas Patten · June 04, 2010

Orhidelia Wellness.

Priscilla · June 04, 2010

Its good to see something out of the ordinary... finally! It can cause some controversy whether it's good or not, but thats the final idea with this projects!!! I like that it seems almost too artificial to be built... maybe Ventury-inspired?

OPA · June 03, 2010

too fkn much

Andrew · June 03, 2010

It's refreshing to see the concept of building-as-landscape taking off. While this project does seem a bit kitchy the ideas and massing are exciting and inspirational. Great coverage on this project - thanks arch daily.

dezzo · June 03, 2010

Eastern Europeans are coming out with highly edgy stuff executed well recently. There must be a great school there teaching excellent material. Seems like one of the few European nations that don't need to adhere to strict tradition and vernacular.

ANDREI · June 03, 2010

there is so much going on, i don't think i can relax with all this stuff assaulting my eyeballs.

voisin de ville · June 03, 2010

supposed to be inspired by nature ?

but very, very artificial
almost kitch !

Priscilla · June 04, 2010 06:43 AM

I agree, it could be almost Kitschy but at least is a "memorable" project!

PatrickLBC · June 03, 2010 10:05 PM

Agreed, some of the materials are artificial and kitschy.

However, if you look a bit deeper, this project is all about nature. From the non-rectilinear geometries, to the tree-like columns, to the abundant daylight, to the integration of water and plants throughout... A building doesn't have to look like a tree to be inspired by natural forms & processes.

Google "Biophilic Design" for more.


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