Branimir Medic and Pero Puljiz combined to create one of the most architecturally dramatic hotels at Sun Gardens Dubrovnik. The vision for the resort was to create a warm and personal atmosphere within the hotel but capture the expansive views of the Adriatic Sea and Elaphite Islands.
In 1995, Branimir won first prize in the Prix de Rome, and together with Pero Puljiz he founded the Medic + Puljiz architecture bureau, which was affiliated with de Architekten Cie. In 1999, they received an honorable mention for their design for the Contemporary Art Museum in Zagreb and in 2003 they won the international competition for the Cultural and Administrative Complex in Montreal, Canada.
One of the features at Sun Gardens Dubrovnik decorating project was the use of Croatian resources, such as materials, equipment and decorations, and also the selection of artwork, which was specially chosen by Studio Nest Zagreb. Every item of artwork adorning inside the hotel was done by Croatian authors.
One of the most noticeable features of the resort is that the gardens are established and mature, the majority of the trees having been planted more than 20 years ago. Attractive walkways, created from creamy stone from the Dalmatian island of Brač, meander between lush, scented areas planted thickly with olive, pine and citrus trees, and oleander bushes.