The historic “Old Mill” building in Old Begrade, Serbia, has undergone a breathtaking transformation into a 4 Star hotel, conference center, and spa. GRAFT Architects introduced alluring curves and clean design to the Old Mill Belgrade Hotel in ways which enhance its original beauty. Elements of the original building are seen in the framework, such as the design on first floor, which contains the lobby, reception area, bar, and restaurant, all contained in the original structure. High-rise additions hold the guest rooms and suites, fitness area and spa.
Reclaimed materials can be seen throughout the hotel, including bricks, granite stones, and wrought iron columns that were repurposed and displayed in innovative ways. Machinery from the Old Mill has also been integrated into the backdrop behind the reception area. New materials, such as oak, copper, and concrete were utilized so that the simplistic and old-fashioned atmosphere was maintained and respected.
The bold exterior and immense curves of the lobby give way to softer and more soothing aesthetics as one makes his or her way toward the guest areas. Natural wood and textiles create an ambiance which evokes relaxation. The guest suites feature clean lines and minimalist design, as well as subtle nods to the industrial feel of the structure’s past. The integration of rustic and modern design is apparent in the differing styles between rooms. The hotel holds 236 guest rooms and 14 top-floor suites, complete with balconies overlooking the city below.
The Old Mill Hotel also offers a conference center with four meeting rooms and a banquet hall for special events. And don’t forget the exclusive executive business lounge located on the very top floor.
By merging sleek, winding profiles with the rougher skeleton and antiquity of the original setting, The Old Mill Belgrade Hotel is a creation which honors the history of its city.
Images via Tobias Hein