Recharge your batteries at Smrika Resort, Chapman Taylor’s innovative hotel and EV station design concept

Smrika Resort is a destination with a difference. Its 14-vehicle Electric Vehicle charging station means executives and holidaymakers traveling to or through Croatia will be able to enjoy the height of luxury whilst their vehicles recharge.

There’s a shortage of charging points in this part of Croatia. Whilst well-connected, close to many airports and to the Italian border, we saw the opportunity to attract a different type of customer; perhaps one in transit from one place to the next.

In its envious coastal position, Smrika resort is surrounded by and at one with nature. Chapman Taylor has designed this resort as an oasis of wellness. A place to refresh mind and body and soak up good vibrations. Take in the view from the belvedere or enjoy a stroll through the landscaped terraced gardens that lead down from the pool to the beach.

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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