Hotel Atra Doftana – Romanian Building

Hotel Atra Doftana, Valea Doftanei Building, Romanian Accommodation Architecture, Architect

Hotel Atra Doftana, Romania

Valea Doftanei Architecture: Romanian Mountain Lake Accommodation Building – design by TECON Architects

post updated 21 Feb 2018 with new photos ; 14 Mar 2013

Pension Atra Doftana

Design: TECON Architects

Location: Valea Doftanei, Romania

Hotel Atra Doftana Romanian accommodation building
photo : Cosmin Dragomir

New Romanian Mountain Hotel

The building is situated nearby a mountain lake and is configured with two major volumes, taking advantage of the natural form of the site, which presents two major level drops alternated with two approximately flat areas: one volume that houses the rooms and reception, and the second volume that contains living and dining spaces, the restaurant kitchen and and technical spaces, both volumes are thus articulated as to exploit at maximum the geometric configuration of the land, orientation and views the site has, considering the insertion in site and how the building creates a dialogue with the environment.

Hotel Atra Doftana Romanian accommodation building
photo : Cosmin Dragomir

The first volume, which houses the rooms is located one level below the access on site, providing on the roof the necessary platform for parking. Both volumes are placed partially underground, speculating the steep slope towards the water and conceding an extension of the green yard space and enabling the opening to the view of all the major spaces.

Hotel Atra Doftana Romanian accommodation building
photo : Cosmin Dragomir

The building is mainly finished using site-specific materials, related to functions, the accommodation is clad in wood while the living and dining zone is covered in stone at the exterior.

Hotel Atra Doftana Romanian accommodation building
photo : Cosmin Dragomir

Environmental quality and resource efficiency

Using the site form and reducing at minimum the surfaces exposed to the exterior, the energy balance is more efficient. The site remains virtually unoccupied and can be used to carry out specific activities in the natural environment.

Hotel Atra Doftana Romanian accommodation building
photo : Cosmin Dragomir

Wanting to use renewable resources in a larger extent, the building contains along the the long buried side, throughout its length, a series of water tanks that retrieves and stores rainwater captured on the grassy terrace and reuses it for domestic water. Also, a number of solar panels are disposed on the little terrace above the the technical spaces.

Hotel Atra Doftana Romanian accommodation building
photo : Cosmin Dragomir

Site Area: 3,000 sqm
Total Built Area: 955 sqm

Hotel Atra Doftana Romania images / information from TECON Architects


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