Modern Romanian vernacular architecture: Voronet Lila Hotel
Yazgan Design Architecture
The Voronet Lila Hotel is located on a distinctive hillside with an impressive view in the Voronet district of Suceava, Romania. Voronet is a historic and touristic Romanian village which is famous with its nature and architecture.
The natural beauty and the distinct texture of the site were the main sources of inspiration during the design process, as they are the most important attribute of the context. The primary design issues stem from the wish to integrate characteristic feature of the Romanian vernacular architecture, which the hipped roof typology comes from. In order to solve this issue, this typology is integrated into the project, thereby supporting the idea of creating a relevant design without any issues of disturbing the natural properties and beauty of the site, as well as co-operating with the understanding of the traditional architecture of the site.
The hotel consists of 16 suites, formed as 8 identical units, social places and a conference hall. The social place essentially creates the base for the suites, which rest upon it. The units are arranged on an arc-shaped line so as not to obstruct the view of the other, therefore supporting an improved user experience for all the accommodators. With a different angle of each, rooms have a unique atmosphere facing towards the beautiful view of Voronet. The wood is chosen as the main material of the project, used on the facade and the interior, considering its warm and welcoming texture, as well as being a good reference to the natural context the project is set on. The combination of the warmth and texture of wood and the transparency of glass as materials create a good contrast within each other and gives the design a modern twist.
The social place has a flexible plan, and could be used multi functionally according to the events planned to take place within the hotel. The ground floor of the hotel consists of the restaurant, lobby, spa and the service areas, therefore achieving a sense of hierarchy within the spaces of the design. The project has also a conference hall separated from the suites and the social place, and it is integrated the topography of the site with a green roof, so it doesn’t obstruct the view from the hotel.
The Lila Hotel aims to act as a landmark within its context by standing out as an example of modern architecture inspired from and integrated with the traditional architecture in the Voronet.
Florin Mindirigiu, Eusebia Mindirigiu
Founded in 2003 by Kerem Yazgan and Begüm Yazgan, both PhD. Architects, Yazgan Design Architecture Inc. is an architectural, interior, landscape and graphic design firm based in Ankara, Turkey. With an experienced staff of 35 architects, landscape designers, technical draftsmen, graphic designers and IT experts, the company has signed on to many architectural, interior design and landscape projects. With over 8.000.000 square meters in total projects located in both Turkey and a number of other countries, the portfolio of Yazgan Design Architecture continues to grow and diversify.The company has the capacity to create projects of different programs and scales that cover conceptual, design development and construction phases. Mixed-use buildings, retail, hotel, residential, office, educational buildings, hospitals, cultural centers, airports, and sport complexes are some of the building typologies that comprise the company portfolio.