Munich, 22nd September 2023 - ATP architects engineers has received another ICONIC AWARD. This year, the prestigious prize has been awarded to Falkensteinre Premium Camping Zadar in Croatia. The project is an architectural glamping statement that combines the camping philosophy of “living in the open air” with all the refinement of a five-star resort.
The prizewinning Premium Camping facility is a perfect example of the potential that can be found in an outdated existing structure. ATP architects engineers Zagreb was commissioned by the tourism company Falkensteiner to transform the existing campsite into a glamping destination
“In design terms, we principally attached great importance to underlining the philosophy of camping, of living in the open air, through high-quality architecture,” says ATP Partner Dario Travaš, explaining the concept behind the project, which was already awarded the BigSEE Award and nominated for the Grand Prix Award in 2022.
The complex refurbishment project included the building of a new reception, restaurants, sanitary areas, and a range of other facilities that have transformed the image of the camp. With 86 mobile homes, seven glamping tents for upmarket camping, 276 classic pitches, and a richly-varied pool landscape, the result can be seen and, more importantly, experienced.
The sculptural design, with its articulated and deeply cantilevered roofs, enables the architecture to enter into dialog with nature. The sculptural forms of the buildings, which can be seen from afar, establish orientation points in the constantly changing camp. Interior and exterior spaces flow harmoniously together, creating unique places that absorb the idyllic surroundings without harming them in any way. Roof elements and glazed facades facilitate maximum levels of daylight. The stylishly geometrical design also enhances the restaurant and wellness complex with its pool landscape – the centerpiece of the camp.
The award ceremony of the ICONIC AWARDS 2023 takes place in October as part of Expo Real in Munich.
The German Design Council has presented the ICONIC AWARDS to honor visionary architectural achievements, innovative product design, and sustainable brand communication since 2013. ATP was first awarded the prize in its inaugural year for the G3 Shopping Resort in Gerasdorf.Further “ATP icons” followed in the form of the Education Center in Holzgau (2018), the HOFER ALPHA Retail Network in Eberstalzell (2019), the IWC Manufacturing Center in Schaffhausen (2020), ALEJA Shopping Center in Ljubljana (2021), and the RINGANA Campus in St. Johann in der Haide (2022).