Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley, Slovenia

Wellness Plesnik, Slovenia Hotel Architecture, Logarska Valley Design, Spa Interior

Wellness Plesnik

Logarska Valley Building, Slovenia Hotel Spa Development – design by Enota, Architects

12 Jan 2018

Wellness at Hotel Plesnik

Design: Enota

Loction: Logarska Dolina 10, Solčava, Slovenia

Wellness Plesnik Building

For Plesnik turizem in marketing

Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley

Photos: Miran Kambič

Hotel Plesnik is a boutique family hotel found in the heart of a nature park, boasting a tradition spanning over eighty years. Its exceptional location at the end of a glacial valley offers an unforgettable view of the majestic peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley

Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley

As Logarska Valley is claimed by many to be one of the most beautiful valleys in Europe, the amazing view of this natural wonder was the obvious choice for one of the leading motifs in the renovation of the hotel’s wellness centre.

Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley

Much of the space of the pre-existing wellness centre in the partially cut-in basement of the building was originally taken up by a small, organically shaped pool which opened onto a tanning deck directly in front of the building.

Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley

To recover the space needed for new programmes, the pool was in part replaced by a large whirlpool, while a section of the former pool shell closer to the view of the valley was repurposed as a sunken circular resting area featuring a fireplace.

Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley

Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley

The sun deck has been extended with a natural swimming pool, which makes up for and expands on the deleted interior water surface, while the reflection in the water further accents the beautiful view.

Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley

Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley

Despite natural filtration by means of aquatic plants, the new pool is unequivocally rectilinear in shape and as such designed to be a continuation of the building rather than the surrounding landscape.

Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley

Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley

Referencing the interior resting area with the fireplace, a relaxation area with a fire ring has been placed in the middle of the water surface outside.

Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley

Using the space, the visitors of the new wellness centre witness a never-ending dialogue between water and fire, two basic natural elements accentuating the incredible backdrop of the surrounding hill range.

Wellness Plesnik, Logarska Valley

The entire ambient of Wellness Plesnik is designed using local materials exclusively. The undulating interior walls were necessitated by the markedly awkward and heterogenous construction design of the existing space.

Wellness at Hotel Plesnik in Slovenia

A relaxed placement of interior divides envelops and conceals all the irregularities and forms a fluid space terminating in the valley itself.

Wellness at Hotel Plesnik in Slovenia

The pebble-laid walls of the space physically transition also into the exterior and optically divide the sun deck into three parts: the sauna section, the section with the central wellness space, and the entrance portal.

Wellness at Hotel Plesnik in Slovenia

The facade between the divisions is fully encased in glass and replaces the former arch-head windows.

Wellness at Hotel Plesnik in Slovenia

The enlargement of the facade openings further connects the interior space of the wellness centre with the picturesque exterior and reduces its presence in the space despite the actual expansion of the basic volume.

Wellness at Hotel Plesnik in Slovenia

With the extension having been purified of all distinct architectural elements, it now belongs with the surrounding terrain rather than with the master building.

Wellness at Hotel Plesnik in Slovenia

Wellness Plesnik – Building Information

project: Wellness Plesnik
type: commission
year: 2015
status: built

size: 560 m2
site: 980 m2
footprint: 475 m2
cost: 450.000 EUR

Wellness at Hotel Plesnik in Slovenia

client: Plesnik turizem in marketing
location: Logarska Valley, Slovenia
coordinates: 46°23’53.4″N 14°37’52.6″E
architecture: ENOTA
project team: Dean Lah, Milan Tomac, Nuša Završnik Šilec, Peter Sovinc

collaborators: Elea iC (structural engineering), Elin (electrical installations), Nom biro (mechanical services), Svilene linije & Handling (pool technology)

Wellness at Hotel Plesnik in Slovenia

Photographs: Miran Kambič

Wellness Plesnik images / information from Enota

Enota

Address: Logarska Dolina 10, 3335 Solčava, Slovenia
Phone: +386 3 839 23 00


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