Chapman Taylor designing Novotel’s first Croatian hotel in Zagreb

Chapman Taylor is designing a new 4-Star conference hotel in the Croatian capital Zagreb, the first hotel in Croatia for Accor Hotels’ Novotel brand.

Zagreb East Gate Hotel will be located in the Resnik district of eastern Zagreb, only 15 minutes from the city centre. It will welcome guests of all types but is primarily targeted at the business traveller – a market for which Zagreb requires much more capacity.

The hotel will include a multifunctional podium building and a low-rise tower building holding the hotel rooms. A central landscaped space will be carved from the podium space to provide a place for informal meetings, relaxation and rest. The biophilic interior design scheme makes use of natural materials and colours to enhance the sense of calm.

The striking façade design will be characterised by decorative horizontal lines which round off at the corners, visually “embracing” the building, creating a landmark gateway building for the eastern approach to the city.

Chapman Taylor’s Milan studio is designing the luxury hotel for client Rox d.o.o., which has partnered with Accor Hotels for this project. We are currently working with Accor Hotels’ design group to successfully implement their new design concept on site.

Gianfranco Lizzul (Dr Arch RIBA)

Director, and London

In addition to his design expertise in retail and mixed-use developments in both Italy and internationally, Gianfranco is also a specialist in the design of marinas and resorts.

Gianfranco joined Chapman Taylor in London in 1987. He became a Director in 1996 and is responsible for projects and business development in Italy.

He was instrumental in establishing the Milan studio in 2002 and now leads this part of the business.

Areas of expertise:

Retail / Hospitality / Mixed-use / Marinas

Gianfranco entra a far parte di Chapman Taylor a Londra nel 1987. Diventa Direttore nel 1996 ed è responsabile per i progetti e lo sviluppo aziendale in Italia.

Gianfranco è stato fondamentale per l’apertura dello studio di Milano nel 2002, che da allora dirige.

Oltre alla sua esperienza progettuale in progetti commerciali e multifunzionali sia in Italia che a livello internazionale, Gianfranco è anche specializzato nella progettazione di marine e resorts.

Aree di competenza:

Retail / Hospitality / Mixed-use / Marinas

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