Textual content description supplied by the architects. Initially constructed within the late Nineteen Twenties, the Manna Sanatorium obtained sufferers with tuberculosis who hoped to heal from the advantages of residing throughout the arcadic woods for nearly a decade. Designed by Swiss architects, it stirred away from the neoclassical present of the second within the space. Regardless of the idyllic location, the introduction of penicillin in 1938 made sanatoriums out of date, forcing the abandonment of Manna on the mercy of looting, with its components being repurposed in close by constructions.
To revive the property, redefining the exact same ideas of hospitality, wellness, and retreat that made it perfect in its first life cycle, we needed to look by way of a up to date prism that may make Manna a contemporary sanctuary and a vacation spot in itself. The secluded location, and the unspoiled pure environment mixed with the emblematic structure of a misplaced period, impressed us to translate this imaginative and prescient into an optimistic and respectful continuity of its lengthy historical past.
Respiratory new life into the partitions and bridging a century-long hole with out sacrificing the unique id of the constructing requires sticking to its roots and projecting a up to date method to an historic idea. With a sequence of surgical interventions, we tried to showcase the monumental heritage of the constructing inventory, to attach deeply to these roots and purity of the locus.
Upon arrival, visitors are greeted within the welcome space, a comfy area the place native treats & a heat drink by the sturdy fire give a primary style of a down-to-earth hospitality expertise. Shifting to the Lounge space, the place the dominant is the Bar that makes a transparent reference to the therapeutic the previous of the property because of its apothecary model with the advanced joinery, the sense of group is relatively clear, as actions populate the area organically. On the decrease stage, an open Kitchen is conceived to ask visitors to take part within the elaboration of meals that shall be served within the restaurant, and which can additionally spill over into the out of doors areas when the climate permits it. On its decrease stage, the annex options all of the wellness areas, from the gymnasium to completely different spa facilities, that find yourself turning into a cave into the terrain, exploring additional the pure spatial qualities of being grounded.
Inside every of the 32 rooms, a timber area grid of brushed handled timber is mirrored on the ground patterns of terrazzo and marble to prepare and outline sub-areas of sleep, bathing, dressing, and so on. The grid function is a heritage of signature unique components, just like the iron doorways with their beautiful detailing of their muntins, and reappears in ground patterns everywhere in the constructing.
Key to the revival of Manna is the delicate reinvention of its materials palette. Additional care was given in sustaining, persevering with, and repurposing materials inventory, with the collection of pure finishes in flat or textured renders for inside and exterior partitions, the substitute of the severely broken terrazzo flooring with comparable mixtures of domestically sourced gravel and stone flooring on the bottom ranges of eating & spa areas, in addition to thresholds and sills. There was additionally economic system within the materials finishes that had been largely sourced from close by: stone components and terrazzo had been all accessible from mines within the space, and chestnut panels had been straight introduced from the woods. Steel muntin home windows praise the palette on the envelope, whereas pure finishes and vegan leathers that age gracefully will showcase the great thing about pure processes.
Manna aspires to determine itself as a timeless sanctuary the place one will get misplaced solely to search out oneself once more. Breeding a robust sense of group within the gathering areas, preserving the impression of the misplaced sanatorium the place therapeutic befell in isolation, area for connection to oneself is paramount. Grande widespread areas and secluded areas coexist to permit for opening as much as the group or closing up for introspection. The F&B venue and the spa aspire to change into standalone sights, with the contribution of famend specialists who know elevate on a regular basis habits into rituals, whereas the inevitable contact with the arcadic panorama shall be enhanced with the arrival of further tracks for hikes and different outside actions in a mapped territory particularly reserved for a fuller expertise.