• Design Architect:
    DIKATELJE, Dusan Vulović, 
    VEMEX PROJECT, Ivana Banović Đorđević
  • Project completion:
  • Products:
    AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Outdoor 
    AQUAPANEL® Accessories
  • Application area:
    2,500 m2 AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Outdoor as cladding and in exterior ceilings
  • Type of building:
    Commercial Building

A vision of functionality, comfortable ambience and collaboration has become reality with the construction of the Hotel Royal Residence in Serbia. This luxury hotel is based on the combination of modern design with traditional elements, giving every guest a homely and yet luxurious feeling.

The four-star hotel now covers 3,000 m², and includes a banqueting hall, 16 luxurious rooms, an a la carte restaurant and a beautiful summer garden. Guests’ needs always come first, although the hotel’s mission statement also includes its own employees, whose ideas have been incorporated into the management of the hotel and whose personal development is always encouraged.

The luxurious ambience and welcoming atmosphere of the hotel is also reflected in the building’s stunning design. The exterior is composed of rounded elements that envelop the building, lending the whole structure artistic flair. The selection of durable and weather-resistant building materials suitable for these curving surfaces was thus essential for realising the architect’s vision. Using AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Outdoor as cladding on top of a steel structure seemed the perfect solution for the construction of the Hotel Royal Residence.

AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Outdoor is ideal for outdoor applications due to its inorganic components, which make the cement board resistant to moisture, weather, mould and mildew. Despite being only 12.5 mm thick, AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Outdoor is extremely strong and robust, and highly impact-resistant. The lightness of the board meant it could also be used for the exterior ceilings at the hotel. The Hotel Royal Residence’s elaborate exterior curves also no longer presented a challenge. The cement board’s unique structure allows for new and innovative opportunities for the design of curved walls. When used as planking on top of a steel structure, the boards can have a bending radius of up to three metres (full board) and one metre (300 mm strips), giving architects unparalleled creative freedom.

With AQUAPANEL® Cement Board Outdoor, there are no limits to the artist’s imagination. The Hotel Royal Residence is an extraordinary demonstration of what is possible with modern building materials.