Chapman Taylor designs 40,000m2 resort development in Fažana, Croatia

Chapman Taylor has created a design concept for a 40,000m2 GBA resort development at Fažana on the Istrian coastline in Croatia.

The design envisages the creation of a diverse range of accommodation types to cater for visitors and residents of all ages, including a 16,500m2 5-Star hotel, a 6,200m2 aparthotel, 8,800m2 of private apartments and 6,200m2 of senior living accommodation across four plots.

The quiet seaside fishing town of Fažana is the embarkation point for reaching the Brijuni Islands in the Adriatic Sea, which, combined, make up a popular national park which is only accessible by boat. The stunning island chain is home to historical buildings and ruins dating back to the Roman era, including the Roman Palace, medieval churches and modern villas and hotels, as well as real dinosaur footprints and some exotic animals.

The resort’s design concept places nature at its centre, respecting the tranquil environment and beautiful scenery while providing a sense of contemporary luxury.

The hotels are designed to reinforce a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing, offering panoramic views over the sea and the pristine beaches. The private apartment residences, aimed at younger people, sit within the upper three levels of four buildings, which are designed to complement the architectural heritage of the nearby town centre. The complex includes a new pedestrian area in which residents and visitors can relax and enjoy its ground floor restaurants, shops and bars. Meanwhile, the senior living scheme emphasizes its links with nature and healthy living through its seamless integration of architecture and landscape.

The resort’s landscape design unites all areas and buildings within a common identity marked by a sense of luxury, wellbeing and the provision of exclusive, dedicated services for residents and guests. The well-considered landscaping strategy includes a large pedestrian area which seamlessly links the four plots with the beach and new beachfront, the waterfront, inland nature areas and the charming town centre.

Luca Racioppo (Dr Arch OAMB)

Associate Director, Milan

Luca joined Chapman Taylor in September 2019 to strengthen our Milan studio’s management structure, improve business development activities and boost local marketing initiatives.

He studied at the Polytechnic University of Milan Faculty of Architecture and graduated in April 2006. Since then, he has worked on hospitality, leisure, residential, office and retail projects in several countries, including Italy, Equatorial Guinea and Dubai. His previous employers include the Roberto Cavalli and Gucci fashion houses.

Luca was appointed Associate Director in November 2020.

Areas of expertise:

Business Development / Marketing / Mixed-use / Architecture / Interiors

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