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Pytharia 5* Hotel & Bungalows Resort in Crete

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design - Hospitality
  • Company/Firm
    Yanniotis & Associates, Alexis Chortogiannis and Stratis Papastratis
  • Lead Designer
    Constantinos Yanniotis, Alexis Chortogiannis, Stratis Papastratis
  • Photo Credit
    Vasilis Symeonidis, Architect NTUA
  • Location
    Northern Crete, Prefecture of Heraklion
  • Project Link

This project is about a 5* Hotel & Bungalows Resort located in North Crete, with an unobstructed northern view of the Sea overlooking the Aegeon Pelagos. The National Highway crossing the north front of the plot poses serious privacy and noise pollution issues that needed to be addressed.
“Pytharia” is a Greek word used to describe the large Terracotta Containers used to store food or wine in ancient times. The Pythari concept is the core idea that shapes the design of the whole complex. The Circular Form of the container provides a shelter against the North winds and the intensive summer sun, while at the same time it enhances the privacy of each bungalow unit.
The Bungalows Layout cover approximately the three quarters of the Buildable Area, thus leaving the South East corner for the development of the 5* Hotel which is located at the highest level of the plot. The Bungalows are arranged in clusters of two or more units. Between the Bungalows clusters, a series of Swimming and Decorative Pools are arrayed. The main entrance to the complex is located to the North East corner of the plot from where a path leads the visitor to the Main Entrance of the Hotel and to the Lobby.

Bio
Constantinos Yanniotis graduated from the School of Architecture NTUA in 2011, following his studies of Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Patras (2003). Since then, he has been practicing as an Architect at the Yanniotis & Associates Architectural Bureau, having an expertise in Inclusive Design. In its long-lasting activity, the Bureau has completed a significant number of projects – of both small and large scale – in various fields of building design and urban planning (residential buildings, office spaces, industrial buildings, tourist facilities, golf resorts & spor

Other prizes
2020, Iron Award, A' Design Awards 2019-2020 2020, Honorable Mention, DNA Paris Design Awards 2020, 2nd Award, International Residential Awards 2020 2020, Winner, Green Apple Award for the Built Environment and Architectural Heritage, 2020, 1st Award, Rethinking the Future-Architecture, Construction & Design Awards 2020 2020, Silver Award, International Association for Universal Design Awards 2020 2020, 1st Winner, Architect of the Year 2020 Awards 2020, Winner, LIV Hospitality Design Awards 2021, Winner, Green Good Design Awards 2021 2021, Honorable Mention, Best Practice International Design-for-All Foundation Awards 2021, Winner, DNA Paris Design Awards 2021, Honorable Mention, BLT Design Awards 2021, Winner, Architect of the Year Awards 2021, Honorable Mention, Architecture MasterPrize Awards 2021, Runner-up, World Design Awards 2021, Shortlisted, International Architecture Awards 2021, Winner, S.ARCH Awards 2021, Winner, LIV Hospitality Awards 2021, Honorable Mention, BLT Awards 2021, Honorable Mention, Architecture MasterPrize Awards 2021, Winner, Architect of the Year Awards 2022, Iron Award, A' Design Awards 2020-2021 2022, Winner, LIV Hospitality Awards 2022, Winner, Best Architecture & Consulting Engineering Firm in Athens, BUILD Magazine Architecture Awards 2022, Silver Winner, Global Future Design Awards 2022, Hotel Design Awards, Hotel Design Show 2022, Winner, World Design Awards 2022, Winner, BLT Design Awards 2022, Winner, Architect of the Year Awards 2022, Gold Winner, ARCHFRAME Design Awards 2022, Gold Winner, Architecture Design Collection Awards 2022, Winner, LIV Hospitality Design Awards 2023, Winner, Most Innovative Architecture Firm 2023 - Athens, BUILD Magazine Architecture Awards 2023, Winner, Best Resort Design Concept 2023 (Greece): Pytharia, BUILD Magazine Architecture Awards 2023, Winner, Green Good Design Awards 2023, Silver Award, A' Design Awards 2021-2022