The Lugano Dante is located in a strategic position, in the historic center of the city, a few steps from Piazza Riforma and the Town Hall, less than 10 minutes far from the LAC and the beautiful lakefront. An important meeting point for those who are in the city for leisure or for work, a reference point that can offer a temporary stop or a pleasant stay, taking advantage of the comfort of the most intimate spaces of the rooms or the versatility and functionality of the spaces for common activities. For these reasons, the Concept Design, developed for both types of spaces, is aimed to define a more recognisable character for a place open to the city, that can present itself as an urban hub. Lugano Dante is an empathetic hotel, where guests, tourists, citizens can take part to a conference or an event, spend a day of work or relaxation, enjoy a meal or indulge in an aperitif in a welcoming, eclectic surprising place, thanks to the new Flamel restaurant by the Maci brothers, a new F&B offer within the lobby and dining room spaces, conceived as a single free-flow space. The space on the second floor, now dedicated to conferences and events, is redesigned as the Creative Box of the hotel, a place for work, even temporary, equipped with a winter garden around which spaces for business meetings or conference activities are developed, as well as more informal spaces where you can have fun playing table tennis. The hotel rooms are divided according to the type of intervention: 43 will be subject to a substantial revamping that excludes the renovation of the bathrooms, while 26 rooms are subject to a completely new overall design. The total of the 69 rooms has been divided, according to the needs expressed, into 6 types of offer and hospitality: single room, twin room, double room, superior double room, studio suite and a room on two levels renamed "loft". Lugano Dante is a unique place, to be discovered 365 days a year, following its countless changes, as the seasons change the landscape of the lake and the city mountains: Lugano Dante will be philologically adaptive, empathetic, passing from "place to be" to "place for being".
The architectural firm Rizoma Architetture was founded in 2009, it’s based in Bologna and it is made up by a structure composed by a Project Manager, four Project Leader, six architects, two interior designers and a social media manager. Rizoma Architetture follows a non-hierarchical working method, believing that creativity, innovation and adaptability, more than the strict observation of conventional rules, can be the most efficient key to read the phenomena of the world.
Like the rhizome roots of the plants, the structure of the firm can count on a dense network of partners, both internal and external: Rizoma Architetture puts effort in teamwork, relying in particular on research and development, on the abilities of young professionals and on the collaboration with the most innovative companies. The firm works on the development of projects in the field of hospitality and housing, projects of smart living and smart working.
In the last few years, the firm has been involved in several interior design projects for structures that can join together hospitality, food&beverage offer, spaces to work and for the commerce.
The projects of Rizoma Architetture have been published by different international magazines and websites, and some of them won awards and mentions, in particular the project of The Student Hotel Firenze won in Cannes the MIPIM Award 2019 in the field of Best Mixed-Use Development.