Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom-Stilwerk / Ateliers Jean Nouvel

© Julien Lanoo

Opening its doors to the public in December 2010, ’s latest project, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom-Stilwerk is comprised of a variety of uses.  Featuring a 5 star hotel with 182 bedrooms and suites, the mixed-use project also includes conference rooms, a fitness club, a restaurant with panoramic views on the 18th floor, retail trade area of 4,900 sqm and a public parking lot.

Architects: Ateliers Jean Nouvel
Location: Vienna,
Collaborators: Pipiloti Rist, Alain Bony, Henri Labiole, Patrick Blanc
Photographs: Julien Lanoo

© Julien Lanoo

Situated on the banks of the Danube river this new building of the insurance company UNIQA Versicherung was designed for a competition in 2005.

© Julien Lanoo
© Julien Lanoo

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    Not that I in any way want to steal BIG’s thunder (Bjarke you’re awesome!), but is the lower half of this building not reminiscent of their new project on west 57th New York? Besides that little observation, this building has quite decadent internal spaces? Like a warm and fuzzy kinda decadent…

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    Elegant, clean, mixed with elements of whimsy and discovery. This is the first I’ve heard of this project and I look forward to learning more about it’s inspiration and genesis.

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