Hilton Rhodes is a 400-room hotel complex with the rooms distributed over two basic wings, connected by the building that houses the public areas of the hotel.
It is a 50,000sq.m hotel comprising of various classes of rooms, with the corresponding public areas, conference halls, gyms, three pools - one indoors and two outdoors, as well as extensive atria and gardens.
One of the goals of the building’s design was to reinterpret elements of the traditional architecture of the island and the Dodecanese in general, and to make sure it merges harmoniously with its natural environment.
The limitation that the structure could not go higher than 25 m. above ground, led to the decision to break up the building into various wings that rose in steps from the lower levels up to the heights.
By creating recesses and projections on various levels of the facades and by using different colours and materials, the complex it gives the impression of a settlement climbing the mountain. Moreover, the climbing arrangement and breaking up the building into wings gives the impression that the project is far smaller in scale.
The weight-bearing structure of the building is reinforced concrete, except for certain special constructions, such as the glass skylight roof of the main hall.
RHODES HILTON HOTEL - 1987
Associate Architects: L. Niakaki, I. Ditsas, A. Irving /
Collaborating Ofiices: A. Tombazis, K. Dekavallas and A. Georgiadis
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