Project: Janu Montenegro
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Janu Montenegro

Aman Resorts

Sveti Stefan, Montenegro






Janu Montenegro created by AMAN

Sveti Stefan, Montenegro

Aman Resorts

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The concept is affected by the disarming beauty of the area’s natural landscape and the incorporation of the architectural design within it.


The buildings’ align along the bold lines and curves of the nearby mountains and sea coastline and smoothly integrate into the space, creating a sense of peace and tranquility to visitors.


We created two distinct areas / reference sites on the landscape, which delimit the structured and unstructured environment with ambiguous boundaries. This creates a combination of transparency and depth while a connection with the forest affects all activities.


The apartment buildings follow the mountain form with the continuous recesses “sculptured” on the building’s frame, while the hotel represents the sea.

The residences’ architectural concept is based on the simulation of a mountain full of trees, out of which residences gracefully appear. The curves are inspired by the contour lines based on a topographic outline, on which trees and greenery have been planted. The entrance to the residences, is placed under these contour lines, at the base of the mountain and the trees reach out until they meet the water on the other side. All balconies have plantation and provide the experience of lush mountain scenery.


The hotel’s architectural concept, simulates the water, through  curves and pools on its balconies. The architectural language is similar to the one used for the residences but in reverse: the water element is simulated by the building rather than the bay and the forest element simulated by the building.


“A country of miracles, a treasure chest full of most wonderful treasures, or as legend has it, God’s gifts of natural beauties and wonders were showered just above Montenegro”


The project is formed by two divided volumes, representing the water and the trees. Their contrasting nature is brought together by the ‘Forest of Recollection’, the entry point of Janu. The building is smoothly integrated into the scenery, and minimizes the distance to the sea with the introduction of water elements that open up towards the picturesque coastal village of Przno and the dazzling Adriatic Sea of Montenegro.


Janu Montenegro created by Aman is the first luxury hotel of Aman’s new brand, Janu. Aman Resorts specifically built its new brand around the design of the building. The project is characterized by the 500 trees that will be introduced on site and on the building itself, thus achieving the desired continuation of the natural landscape and the connection of the mountain to the sea.

Ria Vogiatzi. Alexandros Xenos. Spyridon Pagkalis. Vasilis Mpountopoulos. Konstantina Revithi. Agapi Smyrniou. Xristos Zikopoulos. Danai Maniadaki. Koutoumanou Anastasia. Aggeliki Latani. Nikos Retiniotis. Francesco Castaldi Cuppari