hotel Bacvice Split
hotel Bacvice Split • modern architectural building
hotel Bacvice Split • roof
hotel Bacvice Split • west side

Hotel Bacvice is a public architectural-urban competition for hotel 4 Star Hotel in Split.


The area is built before World War II so it is necessary to preserve all important features and urban structures, which means minimal opportunities for change and intervention.


The hotel is imagined as a modern architectural building, integrated into the historical urban structure of Split’s quarter Bacvice. The architectural concept is based on the grouping of related contents: social and utilitarian contents (entrance, lobby, restaurant, kitchen, pool, congresses, etc.) are placed in one volume.

The rooms are located in a separate volume that is divided by a green atrium from the social facilities, and such a solution allows complete peace and a direct sea view in each room. The building has 3 main facades, and the roof is fully used. The shape of the building is such that the atrium is protected from the winds during the winter, and during summer it offers shade and quietness, providing a pleasant and safe ambiance and shelter.

The atrium is green, open and provides a range of amenities for the hotel; a shady space with a pleasant, intimate atmosphere, hidden from view, and yet offers the presence and protection from the wind.


The double-sided orientation of the facades allows all rooms and bathrooms natural ventilation, thus significantly reducing the consumption of electricity for air conditioning and ventilation for the hotel. This way of functioning is typical for the projects from the avant-garde period, and also in the famous residential building Unité d’habitation of the Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier in Marseille.







competition, concept




Split, Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia

gross surface area:

5956 sqm




  • Bernarda Silov, m.arch.
  • Davor Silov, m.arch.
  • Masa Rihtaric, m.arch.


ATMOSFERA ™/ Masa Rihtaric, m.arch.