Ecofriendly luxury near Trieste
For the new Portopiccolo special attention was made in order to guarantee its goal to be entirely ecofriendly. It took many years, changes in ownership and project along with a generous investment of over 400 million euro to requalify and renovate the beachfront village. It was the Rilke Real-estate Fund that was able to complete the task but only after purchasing the majority share from the real estate company of Udine, Rizzani De Eccher. They were able to finish the 454 elegant residences, terraced houses and villas, over 60% of which have already been sold to Italians and foreigners. These beautiful spacious vacation homes all face the sea and the surrounding marina which can house up to 121 24m yachts. The quaint village also has a luxury hotel, Falesia Resort whose large SPA, Congress Center, stores, restaurants, beach club and three pools really complete the project. The entire complex covers 35 acres and is perfectly in line with the contemporary trends, a huge effort in fact has been made to ensure that the environmental impact is minimal and to restore and maintain the surrounding nature reserve. Within the village moving about is mostly pedestrian with the occasional quiet electric cars zipping around casually. The architect Andreas Kipar was called in to design the green terraces and rooftop gardens. Last April was a monumental month as the new SPA was unveiled; this additional luxurious feature to the already elegant village was designed by the Alberto Apostoli Architectural Studio. The space is developed on three levels along with a subterranean one that is exclusively used as a parking area and for service facilities; the entire space is over 3600sqm. The concept was to take advantage and highlight the incredible natural cliffs that line the coast, alternating the local stone with glass windows. This particular solution makes for a lighter atmosphere, the guests feel like they are placed directly within the gulf while also appreciating the breathtaking views. The strong focus on the wellness aspect is felt throughout the entire structure, making for a collective approach to the phenomenon, starting from the public ground floor to the more private enclosed spaces on the other levels.