Olea All Suites Hotel, Greece
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|Architect/Design:||Block 722architects+, Athens|
|Contractor:||UNISOL SA / Pantelis Kostakis LTD|
|System build-up:||with Floradrain® FD 25-E and drought-resistant vegetation|
The Olea All Suite Hotel is located on the Greek island of Zakynthos. Thanks to the greening of all roof areas (ca. 2.000 m² in total) it is perfectly embedded in the natural hilly landscape. The 93 suites are arranged in rows around the lagoon-style pool in the centre. The clear shapes of the building structure and the lack of ornamentation evoke the architectural minimalism style of the 1920s. It is precisely this element that gives the Olea resort the desired sense of order and calm. The green roofs protect the waterproofing from environmental impacts, provide an enhanced sound insulation and, in summer a cooling effect caused by evaporation. To achieve a lasting vegetation, it was essential to chose plants which were tailored to suit the Mediterranean climate. Therefore different drought-resistant species were selected, and the clear and calm cube structure was stressed by planting only one species on an individual roof area.