A new resort that is set to begin construction on the island of Solta in Croatia will feature Europe’s first rotating hotel.
The concept, designed by Richard Hywel Evans of holiday resort design specialists Studio RHE, was proposed from a desire to provide sea views from each room.
According to World Architecture News, the 3 storey building is a 61 metre diameter rotating 1.3 times per day, and will be built of steel in sections at the Split shipyard.
The new hotel is just one part of the overall development, which will include a new marina with 170 berths, yacht club, and a seaside village. The project will even extend across the bay with villas built on the other side facing the marina from across the water.
Glass fronted guest pavilions will also be created on the resort grounds, and a number of swimming pools will be built as well. The hotel itself is set in an infinity edged swimming lake which spills over into a luxury spa situated below.
Four bedroom residences are interconnected and created from the perimeter ‘stone contour’ walls in the olive tree fields with trees rising from the swimming pools encased in glazed tubes.
The views worthy of a rotating hotel will spread across the Adriatic Sea over to the Diocletian Palace in Split and rolling terrain above the city.