25hours Hotel Vienna / BWM Architekten

  • 09 Oct 2013
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© Rupert Steiner

Architects: BWM Architekten
Location: , Austria
Area: 12,900 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Rupert Steiner

Client: LF 1-3 Betriebs GmbH
Project Controlling: c-performance Baumanagement
General Planning:
Interior Design: dreimeta
Statics: Aste Weissteiner ZT GmbH
Building Services: PME Technisches Büro
Construction Physics: Raab-Engeneering GmbH
Construction Supervision: BWM, Bubel Eichhorn, Pawlik Consulting GmbH

© Rupert Steiner

From the architect. A hotel is a hotel is a hotel just for tourists. Wrong! The new 25hours Hotel, located near Vienna’s MuseumsQuartier, is by no means just a pretentious structure offering accommodation for a well-heeled foreign clientele. Since opening its doors in early 2013, this centrally located hotel has become a popular spot for all – especially for the locals, who appreciate the pizzeria, the Viennese “Schanigarten” with a special burger grill, and a cool rooftop café with a terrace.

© Rupert Steiner

The Viennese architecture firm BWM Architekten converted the former student residence in Vienna’s 7th district into a laid-back hotel in several stages for 25hours Hotel Company. Although this six-floor building with its uncompromising functionalist design was constructed as a student residence in 1969, it was initially used as office space by UNIDO until the organization was able to move into the newly built UNO City in Vienna’s 22nd district. In 2009 the new operational concept was born and a modern glass cube designed to rest on top of the rational building.

This roof structure, which draws upon the original building’s compact architecture and modifies it for today’s sensibilities, was opened in 2011. It provides enough room, not only for 35 individually designed apartments on three floors, but also for a café-bar with a terrace and a fabulous view. In the second construction phase the existing building was revitalized and the façade was given a dramatic anthracite-colored look. The building is within walking distance of the popular MuseumsQuartier Wien and is – with its 219 rooms – the largest hotel of the German-owned 25hours Hotel Company to date.

© Rupert Steiner

The hotel’s opening marked BWM Architekten and 25hours Hotel Company’s successful completion of a sensitive urban project at a nodal point between the densely built 7th district and the historical 1st district. And it also marks the building’s revival and new lease on life.

Floor Plan
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Cite: "25hours Hotel Vienna / BWM Architekten" 09 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=435801>
  • viennese

    cool location, especially the bar on top!