The view over the picturesque historic town center of the Croatian seaport of Rovinj, with the Mediterranean and St. Catherine’s Island in the foreground, was the central Focus for the architects from 3LHD when planning the new “Grand Park Hotel Rovinj”. Therefore, the north-west side of the central ballroom opens out with a 3.2 x 15 meter insulation glass window from sedak (Gersthofen) and provides a breathtaking view of this idyllic Adriatic scene. Because the five-star hotel’s new building nestles against the natural hillside of the harbor bay in an understated series of terraces, a fascinating interrelationship is created between the historic town and the modern hotel. “For us, the reflective nature of glass is a very important characteristic of this architectural element that is often underestimated”, explain the architects. And thus a dialogue unfolds in the reflection of the town’s scenery, which looks back on almost 2000 years of history.