A project that of the Relais San Lorenzo that effectively resolves the relationship with the historical-archaeological context and of great sobriety for the articulation and external materiality.
It is for this reason that the Relais San Lorenzo Bergamo, a luxury hotel overlooking the central square of the upper town, he was awarded the International Prize of architecture and design in the category "restaurants and bars, designer guest".
Il project by architect Adolfo Natalini and internally coated with an innovative ultra-thin porcelain kerlite of Cotto d'EstePart of the recovery of an existing building and the preservation of an ancient archaeological site that has been made an integral part of the new complex.
The property consists of a ground floor with lobby, rooms and courtyard with a roof garden overlooking the excavation; a first floor with a basement and other rooms with breakfast room overlooking the archaeological area, a meeting room and a modern SPA. A structure designed with maximum build quality and a high standard, which has chosen the beauty of ceramic Kerlite Elegance and Kerlite Over by Cotto d'Este for floors and walls.
The first evokes the natural finish of the stone in two different shades, one light and one dark, sober and elegant; the second is inspired by industrial concrete environments reinterpreted through an innovative ceramic product with a unique style, here in the exclusive black color of the series. The coatings are the result of excellent technology in the field of ceramic products, capable of giving the slab an unparalleled degree of elasticity and resistance in just 3 mm of thickness.
The project of the Relais San Lorenzo has been exhibited at the Biennale of Venice in 2014 and got several publications in specialized magazines and design furniture. The International Prize of Architecture and Design, which he was awarded is promoted by the National Institute of Architecture, Gambero Rosso, University of Rome.