In the white city of Old Belgrad, near the banks of the Sava River, GRAFT transformed the historic building of the “Old Mill” into a 4 Star hotel. The ambitious interior concept embraces and enhances the existing historical structures with new materials, colors and shapes, activating the original qualities of the cultural monument and hence creating a unique visual experience. The main entrance of the hotel, with a lobby and a reception area, the bar and the restaurant, are located in the existing building complex. The newly built high-rises accommodate the guest rooms and suites, as well as the spa, fitness and service areas. The overall concept of re-contextualization fuses the local heritage and the contemporary interior design into a singular whole: through grafting between old and new, the spirit of the Old Mill lives on in modern attire and becomes a new local landmark.