In the white city of Old Belgrade, in Serbia, near the banks of the Sava River, Graft Architects, the international studio established in Los Angeles in 1998 and author of Panorama Tower in Nevada, that gathers three german architects, Lars Kruckeberg, Wolfram Putz and Thomas Willemeit, transformed the historic building of the Old Mill into a 4 Star hotel: the Radisson Blu Old Mill Hotel, opened in december 2014. The ambitious interior concept embraces and enhances the existing historical structures with new materials, colors and shapes, activating the original qualities of the cultural monument and hence creating a unique visual experience. The main entrance of the hotel, with a lobby and a reception area, the bar and the restaurant, are located in the existing building complex. The newly built high-rises accommodate the 236 guest rooms and suites, as well as the spa, fitness and service areas, with a sophisticated yet modern style, enriched by several Strauss & Hillegaart operas and provided with any kind of service and comfort, making of the hotel a real paradise for its guests.
The Wall2Floor system, the new seamless coating made by Novacolor, was selected by Graft Architects studio for the interiors of the hotel. Wall2Floor Top Coat, applied over Wall2Floor Rasal cementitious undercoat, characterizes more than 4000 m2 of the structure. The whole building was born from a former mill, whose chimney, part of the bricks and of the original wooden structure have been preserved. The charm of modern concrete and the huge windows of the structure, blend here together in a metropolitan style: the harmony of classic architectural lines combines with the two stylish buildings with pitched roofs. The warm color of the brick is opposed to ceilings and walls decorated with Wall2Floor, thus creating bold architectural lines. In Radisson Blu Hotel Old Mill contrasts are predominant: the warmth of the bricks with the contemporary look and cold feel of concrete made with Wall2Floor, as well as sinuous architectural lines create a cool environment with a post industrial-chic outfit.