Opening of the Bvlgari in Rome
Transforming a listed historic building into a luxury hotel
CONTEXT & ISSUES
Enjoying a privileged location close to the Mausoleum of Augustus, the new hotel is housed in a typical building designed between 1936 and 1938 and used as office space. In accordance with the rationalist style of the period, its architecture is relatively severe, softened by the friezes designed by Antonio Barrera. In line with the Bvlgari brand, the project aimed to create a prestigious establishment inspired by the splendour of imperial Rome.
As project and construction manager, Artelia is coordinating the many stakeholders involved in restoring the façades, changing the use of the offices, demolishing, rebuilding, consolidating and structurally reinforcing the building. The design of the 114 rooms, public areas and spa was given to the Citterio-Viel studio. A panoramic terrace with an ornamental fountain and a restaurant offering a unique view of the Mausoleum of Augustus are also on the development programme.