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description renovation and upgrading of hotel resort
category Hospitality
location Skiathos, Greece
built area 4.080 m²
Design Team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Eugenia Tsagaraki, Ioanna Voutsina, Mary Xenaki, Vasiliki Zochiou, Nikos Klimentidis (design phase)


Panagiotopoulos & Associates (structural engineers)

TEAM Consultant Engineers (M&E engineers)

Outside (landscape architects)

FORMrelated (furniture procurement)

Focal PM (project management)





client BriQ Properties
design year 2020
completion year 2022

The Radisson Resort Plaza Skiathos introduces a contemporary hospitality infrastructure of high standards and exceptional aesthetics on the unique beach of Kanapitsa. The context of the project is a site of extraordinary, bucolic island beauty, set on the east coast of Skiathos with unparalleled views towards the sea and the surrounding islands.

The project aimed to rethink and upgrade the existing resort to a four-star hotel. The complete renovation of the buildings, its facilities and surrounding area of the complex, which operated as a three-star hotel from 1986 to 2019, created a contemporary facility with a strong seamless sense of place and avoidance of Greek architectural cliches.

The renovated hospitality area now has a capacity of 168 beds, organised in two buildings of five and three storeys respectively, with a total of 84 rooms, each enjoying an unobstructed view of the sea or the surrounding green hills. In addition to the renovation of the hotel’ reception, communal and auxiliary areas, and the 79 standard rooms, the creation of five suites on the top floor of building A -where the kitchen and restaurant were previously located-, contributed significantly to the desired upgrade of the hotel. Each suite is different in size and layout, and features a jacuzzi, private terrace and panoramic views.

The intricate relationship of the hotel complex with the unique Mediterranean landscape, inspired the design strategy of the facade, resulting in the elimination of superfluous decorative arches and introducing the articulation of a ‘shifting’ three-dimensional grid. The facade volumetrically unifies the building massing on one hand, and on the other, creates a deep façade with stepped loggias that refer to each room, ensuring privacy, shading, and framing of the view. The unified expression of the façade catches a delicate interplay of light and shadow during the sunny day hours and poses an elegant theatrical appearance during the cooler evening time. On the ground floor the Building A’s volume is recessed ensuring a fluid relationship between the interior reception and outdoor spaces.

The former access from the street to the hotel was relocated to the northern edge of Building A along a new stair and a protected stoa allowing for a generous and central approach to the entire hotel complex. The renovated exterior spaces of the pool and restaurant deck blend into the landscape as cascading platforms that emerge between the natural rock formations, shading of trees and evergreen bushes. It houses the swimming pool, a semi-outdoor wellness area, scattered sunbathing and seating areas, as well as the outdoor bar and restaurant area. Through the new configurations, the design ensured accessibility, flexibility of use, a harmonious relationship with the landscape, and connection with nature.

The renovation of the Radisson Resort Plaza Skiathos complex required extensive demolition and structural reinforcements. In addition, considerate and sensitive environmental strategies were implemented, aiming to exploit the climate conditions and reduce energy requirements throughout the year, especially during the demanding months of operation.

Title Year Type Locaction Country
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 Residential Patras Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 Hospitality Motovun Croatia
K314 OFFICE BUILDING 2021 Offices Athens Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS B 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
HOUSE E 2016 Residential Artemida Greece
RADISSON RESORT SKIATHOS 2020 Hospitality Skiathos Greece
HOUSES A·2 2015 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS A 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
ONE ATHENS APARTMENT 2021 Residential Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 Residential, Hospitality Annenheim Austria
RESTAURANT THALERSEE 2020 Public, Hospitality Graz Austria
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2016 Residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE H 2012 Residential Corfu Greece
BELGIAN EMBASSY ATHENS 2008 Public Athens Greece
VILLA S 2006 Residential Vienna Austria
OKZT OFFICES & APARTMENTS 2019 Offices Klagenfurt Austria
HOUSE A+B 2008 Residential Paros Greece
MAYRHOFEN STATION 2018 Public Mayrhofen Austria
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 Public Graz Austria
PENINSULA 2019 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
VILLA W1 2008 Residential Corfu Greece
APARTMENT BUILDING STD3 2022 Residential Athens Greece
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 Public Nicosia Cyprus
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2018 Residential Ljublijana Slovenia
SCHLOSSMUSEUM LINZ 2006 Public Linz Austria
THREE SPACES 2013 Exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 Hospitality Krasnodar Russia
AS IF 2014 Research, Exhibition Venice Italy
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 Commercial, Offices Nicosia Cyprus
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 Exhibition Venice Italy
LARNACA AGORA 2011 Public Larnaca Cyprus
HOUSE B 2014 Residential Chania Greece
RATHAUSPARK PAVILION 2009 Public Vienna Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 Public, Masterplan Athens Greece
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 Public Athens Greece
HOUSE L 2016 Residential, Research Antiparos Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 Public Athens Greece
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 Public Nicosia Cyprus
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 Masterplan Baku Azerbaijan
HOUSE T 2016 Residential Antiparos Greece
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 Public Ferlach Austria
OFFICE A 2009 Offices Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 Public Qabala Azerbaijan
SUPERSTORE V 2008 Commercial Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 Commercial, Residential Kifisia Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 Public Mingacevir Azerbaijan
CLDC HOUSING 2020 Residential Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 Public, Educational Vienna Austria
APARTMENT BUILDING DP30 2021 Residential Athens Greece