Hotel Bjornson Shelters, Slovakian Commercial Building Development, Architecture Photos

Hotel Bjornson Shelters in Slovakia

16 Apr 2021

Hotel Bjornson Shelters

Design: Ark-shelter

Location: Low Tatras, Jasná, Demanovská dolina, Slovakia

Hotel Bjornson Shelters Slovakia

Ark-shelter was asked to build a cluster of forest apartments for Hotel Bjornson. The investor had a clear idea of one side oriented double cabins, placed in the surrounding of the main hotel building, which made the design solution relatively straightforward.

Hotel Bjornson Shelters Slovakia

The architects consider the concept of placing the modules between the trees ecological, not only for the tree preservation, but also for the minimum contact of the modules with the ground due to raising them on stilts instead of laying on the classic concrete plate foundations. This allows the landscape to continuously flow under the building and breathe, while the green roof of the module doubles the biotope that lays beneath it.

Hotel Bjornson Shelters Slovakia

Hotel Bjornson Shelters Slovakia

The apartment design was based on the client’s idea of the outer shell, one sided orientation and views, that had to fit quite a large program. All buildings/cottages comprise of two independent modules, each with its own independent apartment consisting of a bedroom-living room, children’s room, entry hall and a bathroom.

Hotel Bjornson Shelters Slovakia

Hotel Bjornson Shelters Slovakia

Each of these two separately functioning units can be connected into one by sliding the partitioning wall of the living rooms, creating a spacious central space where two families can meet and socialize.

Hotel Bjornson Shelters Slovakia

Hotel Bjornson Shelters Slovakia

Two of the apartments function as mirrored and shifted modules with smaller spatial changes to them, such as larger bathroom or extra balcony, enriching the apartment diversity.

Hotel Bjornson Shelters Slovakia

Cottages are placed in the forest, facing away from each other into the undisturbed scenes of the forest or the ski slope. It is the immediate contact with the ski slope that creates the unique atmosphere of the resort.

Hotel Bjornson Shelters Slovakia

Guests find themselves in the forest and at the same time in the middle of the ski resort Jasná thanks to the disposition of the modules which ensure privacy and peace within arm’s reach of the main hotel building. We also designed an extension of the hotel’s restaurant and a forest wellness built from four Ark-shelter modules that form a cluster of saunas and relaxation rooms with a masseur.

Hotel Bjornson Shelters Slovakia

Ark-shelter have a good collaboration with hotel Bjornson and hope that soon we will be able to present the next building stages which will finalize and connect the existing parts of the area.

Hotel Bjornson Shelters Slovakia

Hotel Bjornson Shelters in Demanovská dolina, Slovakia – Building Information

Studio: Ark-shelter
Author: Michiel De Backer, architect
Viktor Mikovčák, architect
Martin Mikovčák, architect

Co-author Hotel Bjornson team, client in role of programmatical guidance

Client: Hotel Bjornson

Location: Low Tatras, Jasná, Demanovská dolina, Slovakia

Completion year: 2020
Built-up Area: 11 x 75 sqm shelters
4 x 20 sqm wellness modules
Gross Floor Area: 905 sqm
Usable Floor Area: 700 sqm

Hotel Bjornson Shelters Slovakia

Photographer: BoysPlayNice
Collaborator: Engineering office: Archekta

Hotel Bjornson Shelters, Slovakia images / information received 160421

Location: Low Tatras, Jasná, Demanovská dolina, Slovakia, central eastern Europe

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