The external structure of the Hilton Rome Eur La Lama by Massimiliano Fuksas dialogues with the interior design of the Studio Lorenzo Bellini Atelier. Inserting itself in the context of the twentieth century architecture of the EUR

The new Hilton Rome Eur La Lama , which owes its name to its volume with slender and thin shapes, stands next to La Nuvola Convention Center, both designed by Massimiliano Fuksas.

The impact is what one would expect from contemporary architecture: the transparent black glass monolith that reflects the sky and the surrounding landscape, cutting through it.

What manages to amaze, once you pass through the entrance overlooking Viale Europa, is the empty volume that frees up the full-height gaze from inside as well.

The 'Lama' is 60 meters high , 16 wide, 130 long; its 16 floors can be reached with 6 panoramic lifts, there are 439 rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, 1 fitness room, 7 meeting rooms.

References to the history of Rome and the architecture of the 20th century

The interiors of the hotel, designed by Studio Lorenzo Bellini Atelier, refer to the déco design of the 1930s-40s, the period of construction of the urban and architectural complex of EUR which was supposed to host the 1942 Universal Exposition in Rome and celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the March on Rome.

In the hall you are greeted by a bronze stele created by Arnaldo Pomodoro, a reference to the type of obelisk that distinguishes the history of Rome.

The historical-artistic references extend from the philological choices of marble to the mosaic by Marilù Rebecchini which, placed on the reception wall, celebrates the most identifying views and monuments of the ancient city.

From the hall you enter the atmosphere of the lounge bar, with its ocher and bronze glowing spheres lighting hanging from the coffered ceiling , and the Hungarian herringbone parquet floor in dark walnut. The approximately 13-metre-long counter is clad in natural marble Emperador, with a top made of absolute black marble.

Inside the lounge is the Library, with its wooden bookcase in black finish which leads towards the restaurant.

Here, the portal in black marquinia marble opens onto the deep green environment, with a coffered ceiling and crystalline luminous spheres in ocher and bronze. The floor is the result of a play of 6 herringbone marbles laid staggered: statuary, white calacatta, gold calacatta, green Guatemala, green Alps, black marquinia.

The role of color and color blocking

The colors of the rooms recall the Pompeian frescoes and the chromatic scales of the painting of the Italian masters of the last century - Sironi, Donghi, Campigli, Casorati and many others - according to the chromatic method of color strong> block.

This is an ancient color matching technique that combines the use of single colors in different shades, mixing them in contrast with each other.

A compositional language that derives from classical art, passes through medieval sacred representations, to reach its maximum expression in the contemporary art of the first half of the 1900s.

The wallpapers of the rooms use 3 main and 3 secondary colors, tone on tone, to underline the shading effect of the light entering through the large windows: brick-red, forest green-sage green and sugar paper blue.

The colors of the velvet upholstery contrast with those of the walls. The headboards of the beds and the bed end benches are in eco-leather in the same color as the walls.

The furnishings, the lamps, the desks and the upholstered furniture were all designed by Studio Lorenzo Bellini, except for the armchairs of the writing desks.

The bathrooms in light travertine communicate with the bedroom - the idea is to obtain a single room - and have a washbasin top with a tub made in a single block, in black marquinia.

A further homage to Italian design from the early 1900s, the entrances to the rooms are punctuated by specially designed gratings, in essence of American walnut, with a woven pattern.

Energy, air conditioning, consumption, photovoltaic

These are now essential elements in every project.

Here, the photovoltaic is installed on the roof and provides the hotel with a basis for self-consumption of electricity without absorption from the grid, allowing savings for the environment and a reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

The entire hotel is equipped with a high-tech system for general consumption monitoring.

The gas cogenerator integrates the production of thermal energy necessary for the winter air conditioning of rooms and domestic hot water, while producing energy for self-consumption at the same time.

The home automation installed in all the rooms guarantees reduction of consumption and efficient management of energy needs.

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The new Hilton Rome Eur La Lama is owned by ICARUS S.p.A.
Works management: engineering office Reconsult S.r.l
Interior design: Lorenzo Bellini Atelier
Construction Company: Spa Style

Technical Notes

Photovoltaic, plant data: 38kWp to produce about 50,400 kWhe per year, with savings of about 9 TOE/year, reduction of CO2 emissions by about 30 tons/year).
Gas cogenerator: power 260kWe, with an estimated production of about 1,690,000 kWhe/year and 2,275,000 kWht/year).
Air conditioning: 3 high-efficiency heat pump multipurpose water chillers, with a total cooling capacity of approximately 2,400 kW, with secondary bleed circuits with variable flow rate, pumps equipped with electric motors with on-board inverters, regulation valves on the fans -coil and on the coils of the modulating two-way AHU, heat recovery units and external air treatment).