Budva Royal Gardens or how to vanish amongst Montenegro’s beaches lifestyle
The city of Budva, known as “the pearl of Montenegro” has become one of the main tourist attractions in the Balkan Peninsula. Its paradise white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, architectural monuments, delicious cuisine, and excellent climate are a pull to a huge number of visitors every year.
According to a study on The Tourism Market in Montenegro, published in December 2019 by the Spanish Embassy’s Economic and Commercial Office in Belgrade, there was a 16.4% increase in the number of tourists visiting Montenegro compared with 2018 (representing 1,079,186 tourists in absolute figures) with the months of June, July, August, and September being the busiest, accounting for 80.84% tourists.
Chosen by the Lonely Planet guide as one of the most interesting places in the world to visit, Montenegro has become something of a celebrity hideout, with celebrities from the worlds of film, sport, and fashion spending their holidays there. It’s a regular haunt of supermodel Naomi Campbell, the Beckham family, and tennis player Maria Sharapova.
Una panorámica del Mar Adriático
From the Royal Gardens, you can swim at Mogren beach, or visit the historic centre of Budva (Stari Grad) with some of the city’s most iconic buildings such as Santa Trinidad Church, the city museum and San Juan Cathedral.
Built by Mitarh architects’ studio, the building’s 26 apartments benefit from panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea and San Nicolas island, brimming with cliffs and beaches for one.
The curved façade, where the levels intersect and rise up to the sky, create an interplay of forms in Krion® sheets (the Porcelanosa Group mineral compact) and Airslate slate from L’Antic Colonial, echoing the movement of the waves. A nod to Budva’s sea air.
Inclusive architecture with Krion®
Branislav Mitrovic and Jelena Kuzmanovic, the architects behind the Royal Gardens, both chose Krion® Solid Surface due to its resistant, heat-curving, and hygienic properties.
Incorporating the mineral compact posed a challenge for the two professionals, as their idea was to design an inclusive building that could be integrated into the natural and urban landscapes without altering either one. Working from there, they alternated Krion® with technical solutions from Butech (K-Fix system) on the 5,200 m2 façade.
The sustainable nature of the (100% recyclable) mineral compact, its antibacterial composition, and its reflective white appearance increase the brightness of the building, leading to a reduction in energy consumption of more than 30%.
Budva: discover paradise.
Photography: Slaven Vilus
The city of Budva, known as "the pearl of Montenegro" has become one of the main tourist attractions in the Balkan Peninsula. Its paradise white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, architectural monuments, delicious cuisine, and excellent climate are a pull to a huge number of visitors every year.
According to a study on The Tourism Market …