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Hotels & Holidays Villages

Hotel Borika, Chepelare

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Location: Ski Resort Chepelare (Rhodope Mountains)
Status: Completed, 2007
Client: Borika AD
Total Built-up area: 7.610 m²

The Ski hotel Borika is situated on the South side of the mountain in the periphery of the small city of Chepelare. The steep slope allows a non-traditional design solution. The entrance area including an outdoor parking and the reception lobby are located on the top floor, which reveals a wonderful view of the mountain. There are three more levels below, each of them including a range of hotel rooms, all facing the South and the beautiful landscape.

The hotel provides more than 125 beds. The space under the pitched roof is used for double height studios. The service area includes 2 restaurants, a lobby bar, a swimming pool, a SPA complex and skiing facilities.

Integrating local materials and typical architectural elements with pure geometrical shapes and contemporary details, the design links tradition and modernity. The building grows from a heavy stone base and raises lighter up to the roof. The façade walls fade away under the large eaves. A transparent wooden cladding wraps the structure and creates a transition space between the interior of the rooms and the nature.

About us

Founded as a private partnership between the architects Milena Nanova and Plamen Mihaylov in 2006 in Sofia, Bulgaria, STUDIO 17.5-M has now established its presence as a respected and valued architectural practice. For more than 12 years the company has built an excellent reputation for its experience in the design of shopping and entertainment centers, office buildings and hotels. We have also a longterm recognition for our residential projects.


Service List

STUDIO 17,5-M has a longterm experience in design, consultation and design management. The proficiency of the partners enables the company to provide full set of services to the client – from planning and investment opportunities investigation, to design development and  tender documentation preparation, construction drawings, site supervision, design management and coordination between all engineering specialists.

Contact Information

Studio 17,5-m | architects
bul. Dragan Tsankov 12-16
1164, Sofia

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