HD8 Hotel

Milan (MI), Italy

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SA Architecture has restyled the interior of the HD8 Hotel, across from the Stazione Centrale in Milan, with a design approach that embraces elegance, luxury and the rational subdivision of spaces. The Marazzi materials used in the renovation play a large, decisive role, from the small Crogiolo Lume tiles up to the slabs of the Grande collection.

Milan architecture firm SA Architecture handled the restyling of the HD8 Hotel on Piazza Duca D’Aosta in Milan, across from the Stazione Centrale. Architects Marco Savorelli and Daniela Bernabei redesigned the interiors of this 4-star hotel, 3000 square metres, in a project that involved major renovation of the inside of the building and a contemporary touch.

The main challenge facing the architects was to expand the size of the eighty bedrooms (on eleven floors) and the relative bathrooms, which were redecorated with Marazzi as sole supplier of ceramic coverings.

The Crogiolo Lume collection of porcelain stoneware brick tiles, in 6x24 cm size and with ultra-glossy, uneven surface, was chosen to cover the walls of the bathrooms and large section of the bedroom walls, creating interplays of light accentuated by the colours chosen: Black, Blue and Greige. The Lume colour shades dialogue beautifully with the beige and bronze details featured in the rooms and in the stoneware collections with concrete effect - Grande Concrete Look in Mud colour - and marble effect - Evolutionmarble in the elegant Tafu version - used on the walls and floors of the rooms respectively. Marble Look was also selected, in warm beige tones, to bring a special beauty to the hotel’s foyer.

On the top floor of the building, glazed throughout with a view of the station’s main facade, the architects chose to cover the walls and bearing columns of the large breakfast room with Lume stoneware brick tiles in Black colour.

" The HD8 project involved the complete restyling of a Milan hotel located in a strategic hospitality area, near the city’s Stazione Centrale. We have been commissioned for a large number of hotel projects in the last few years, adding this sector to our work in the Residential and Retail fields. For this Hotel, we came up with an elegant, functional interior design concept with stylistic inputs from Italy’s Rationalist architecture of the 1920s and 1930s. Lavish use of Marazzi ceramic tiles provided us with exquisite covering materials and colours that defined rooms’ entire design scheme. They were crucial in the creation of elegant, high-class interiors and above all in the diversification of colours and materials almost for every room,” architect Marco Guido Savorelli explains. 

Ph Andrea Martiradonna

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