This hotel was largely destroyed in the Yugoslav civil war of 1991. Its rehabilitation makes use of the sinuous structural frame built into the cliff and overlooking the Adriatic. It meets contemporary standards for a 5 star hotel with additional facilities including a spa, health centre, restaurants and conference halls accessible by locals as well as visitors. The sea facing and rear facade, which looks towards the historic Old Town, are faced in glass and stone. The other two elevations are treated as ‘green walls’ with year-round ivy growth on a light steel framework. The 315 rooms have glass partitions, further establishing a dialogue with the site.
Rixos Libertas Hotel Presentation Panels. Courtesy of Architect. Geneva: Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2010.
Presentation panels are drawings, images, and text graphically prepared by the architect and submitted to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture during the later round of the Award cycle. The portfolios are kept in the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Library for consultation purposes.