The on-going project for the Ex-Hotel Vienna is located along Riccione coastline in an area previously occupied by a historical abandoned hotel. The existing building has been demolished for the reconstruction of a new, more efficient one, which can better suit high-level hotel standards and accomplish the necessary requirements in terms of environmental sustainability.
Over 10 floors above the ground and a basement level – used mainly for technical and parking spaces – compose the building. The decision to build a slim and high volume allows to minimize the footprint providing value to the surrounding green garden areas. Shaded by the existing and preserved secular pines, and equipped with a swimming pool and outdoor bistro bar, these green areas provide a fresh mood to the project. The building layout comprised a varied mix of 84 rooms, including about 22% of suites, as well as a penthouse restaurant with a panoramic terrace, a rooftop bar with a swimming pool, a lounge area with a cocktail bar and the entire first floor dedicated to wellness.
In addition, a block for high level temporary residences is included adjacent to the hotel building but functionally separate, with independent access and a small private garden. This block contains 10 residential units of different sizes, all with direct views towards the sea.
The architectural solution is based on a concept inspired by the naval mood style and the first modernist holiday architectures of the first half of last century. The aim is to generate an atmosphere that brings a new life to the “golden age” of Riccione tourism (1930’s to 1950’s). This atmosphere is mostly transmitted by the interior design and by the sophisticated details of the balconies and staircases.
The project is developed, in the various aspects of the design, through a teamwork that involved multiple skills. Under the coordination of Tectoo, the different components of the building were designed in close touch with specialized consultants and direct contact with production companies.
The goal is to create an iconic and contemporary building, which stands out for the attention to details, materials, functionality and design of the spaces, offering a unique experience for the guests, and therefore placing itself in the 5-star category. Finally, seeking to obtain a high-performance building, with a higher level above the average quality standards on the Romagna Riviera.
Riccione – Italy
Schematic design on going
Vienna R.E. srl
September 2020 on site
Tectoo – Lead Architect
Milan Ingegneria – Structural Engineering
Ariatta – MEP Engineering
Studio Pampa – Landscape
Gae Engineering – Fire engineering