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Influence of Greco – Roman Architecture on the Grand Royal Hotel 

Alexandria was designed by Dinocrates, the personal architect of Alexander the Great, Alexandria the Bride of the Mediterranean, became the capital of Greco-Roman Egypt in 331 BC.

The Greek Quarter formed the most magnificent portion of the city and was situated close to the Royal Palaces.

The GRAND ROYAL ALEXANDRIA hotel located in this quarter, the heart of lively and wonderful down town, offers you a unique blend of contemporary, classic, Romanesque design and elegance, which had been derived from the Greco – Roman Architecture.

Roman influence: 

Today, Roman influence can be seen among countless buildings such as banks, government buildings, houses, business buildings, etc. Roman culture resonates among modern building styles because of the structural mastering of the dome. When a building has substantial weight bearing down on lower levels, columns can easily support the weight when it is distributed through an arch, reducing the stress significantly The Dome is not used as frequently among modern buildings, but it is widely used to show prominence and elegance. In Washington, D.C., domes are a common theme among the government buildings, originally meant to imitate the grandeur of ancient Rome. Modern use of Ancient Roman Architecture is most commonly used as an allusion to Ancient Rome itself.


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The ancient Greeks invented three types of columns.

On the Front of the Hotel, you must enjoy the Greek Architecture through one of those three columns, the Ionic Columns; your eyes will fall upon The Ionic design famous for its scrolls, The Ionic order originated in the mid-6th century BC in Ionia, the southwestern coast-land and islands of Asia Minor settled by Ionian Greeks, where an Ionian dialect was spoken. The first of the great Ionic temples was the Temple of Hera on Samos stood for only a decade before it was leveled by an earthquake.

The major features of the Ionic order are the volutes of its capital, which have been the subject of much theoretical and practical discourse, based on a brief and obscure passage in Vitruvius,   Below the volutes, the Ionic column may have a wide collar or banding separating the capital from the fluted shaft, as at Castle Coole.

Originally the volutes lay in a single plane (illustration at right); then it was seen that they could be angled out on the corners. This feature of the Ionic order made it more pliant and satisfactory than the Doric to critical eyes in the 4th century BC: angling the volutes on the corner columns ensured that they “read” equally when seen from either front or side facade.

Lobby of the hotel 

The Dome:

So as we could provide a large covered public space, we imitated the Tower of Hercules, by the dome in the Reception area , The Romans based much of their architecture on the dome, such as Hadrian’s Pantheon in the city of Rome.

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The Tower of Hercules – Pic. 2

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Frigidarium of Baths of  Today Santa Maria degli Angeli

 

The Columns:

Also we used The 2nd type of the columns The ionic Columns ,  The Ionic design , famous for its scrolls , The Ionic order description : 1 – entablature, 2 – column, 3 – cornice, 4 – frieze, 5 – architrave or epistyle, 6 – capital (composedColumns of abacus and volutes), 7 – shaft, 8 – base, 9 – stylobate, 10 – krepis.

The major features of the Ionic order are the volutes of its capital, which have been the subject of much theoretical and practical discourse , the Ionic column may have a wide collar or banding separating the capital from the fluted shaft, as at Castle Coole , Or a swag of fruit and flowers may swing from the clefts formed by the volutes, or from their “eyes.”

Originally the volutes lay in a single plane, then it was seen that they could be angled out on the corners. This feature of the Ionic order made it more pliant and satisfactory than the Doric to critical eyes in the 4th century BC: angling the volutes on the corner columns ensured that they “read” equally when seen from either front or side façade.

 

 

Surrounding buildings:

All the surrounding buildings were based on the Greco – Roman Architecture, which inspires you of the old empire, also which makes The GRAND ROYAL ALEXANDRIA – hotel a Part and parcel from the surrounding environment.

 We assure you that you will enjoy a totally relaxing st

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