"ASTERIAS" HOTEL IN KEFALONIA

Design and construction of a 5* hotel compound named "Asterias" in the area of Xi on the island of Kefalonia, Greece.

The shape of the area and its orientation, determines the basic composing decisions for the complex. The necessity for panoramic view of Vardiani Island has defined the compositional geometry. It was chosen as the main axis of reference, the North-South, with unobstructed views of the sea. Taking the pool area for center, the axes turns by 45 degrees and organizes the individual buildings. In this way, the central building block is a point of reference, both geometric and essential. This relationship of axes forms a centrifugal development of buildings, which is a direct spatial transfer of Asterias. Thus, the individual buildings participate in an overall organization of the area, with a clear holistic orientation. The required surfaces are divided into several individual buildings that take geometric features from the local architecture. The scale of buildings, the clear and symmetrical growth and the roof comprise the basic elements of composition. The reinterpretation of the local architecture is a basic synthetic tool for our proposal, and creates conditions of locality in the identity of the project. The individual buildings are placed in different levels, taking advantage of the tilt of the stadium. Thus, an escalation of tumors is formed throughout the development of the stadium. The blocks of the complex are seperated and the visitor's perception is determined by visual flashes and designed snapshots that offer a sequence of surprises when moving between buildings.

PROJECT ARCHITECTS

VASSILIS PAPADOPOULOS

DESIGN GROUP

VICKY LAVRANOU
BETINA PAVLI
ANNITA DOUKA
MARILENA MELA
GIANNA PAPAPAVLOU
KATERINA PETROCHEILOU
CHRISTINA KRYSTALLINOU
ARIS GEORGIADIS
MICHALIS FOUNTOUKLIS

COLLABORATORS

DAIDALOS: KONSTANTINOS FOUNTOPOULOS & ASSOCIATES G.P.

PROJECT STATUS

DETAIL DESIGN 2017
CONSTRUCTED 2019