The five-star Istra Premium Camping Resort, located in the coastal village of Funtana on Croatia’s Istrian coast, offers accommodation ranging from standard campgrounds and mobile home spots to camping chalets, villas with private pools, and glamping facilities. The resort also offers a water park, culinary experiences, and programs for children and adults alike.
To provide guests with a premium experience, the resort recently underwent a major renovation, including new, state-of-the-art audio and video systems being installed. HUST d.o.o., an audiovisual integrator based in Croatia, was enlisted to help with the project, which included many different spaces and requirements.
“We are known in Croatia for our system integration and distribution, so we were offered a few smaller installation projects as part of the wider renovation,” said Tomislav Stubi?an, project manager at HUST d.o.o. “However, when the investor saw the kind of work we were doing, they gave us a further opportunity to work on the overall systems. At the beginning, there were several architects involved in different parts of the resort, so it took a few meetings for us to be able to understand everyone’s wishes and start to incorporate those into the overall design.” The resort complex is divided into over 40 multi-zones that can be individually monitored and managed in various configurations, including the central mall building, the pool and surrounding complex, the commercial center, movie theatre, sports complex, and digital gaming area. Audio is distributed throughout the complex via a Dante network, with a Biamp Tesira DSP sending to over 100 Biamp loudspeakers. “Biamp’s Community loudspeakers deliver loud, clean and perfect sound across the entire audio spectrum wherever you go,” said Stubi?an. “Everything is managed through the Biamp Tesira equipment, which is supplemented with a Crestron video matrix, together with a blend of extremely powerful and versatile amplifiers from Linea Research, as well as reliable Biamp amplifiers. The sound [in the movie theatre] is provided by Biamp’s Community IV6 loudspeakers.”
The resort project wasn’t without its challenges for the HUST d.o.o. team, requiring them to find a balance between requests from both the project’s architects and investor. “It was challenging to satisfy everyone’s wishes, though we knew it was absolutely necessary to harmonize the latest technology, with the elegant, nature-filled surroundings to deliver the perfect experience. In the end, we believe we got that just right,” said Stubi?an. “For this project, we dedicated ourselves to creating an atmosphere and environments that truly touched all the senses and corresponded to the high standards of the Valamar Group. With some careful design and the best products available, the project has been a tremendous success.