Rixos Libertas Hotel
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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.


The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.
Dubrovnik, Croatia
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