HOPmagdas Hotel

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  • Location:Vienna (AT)
  • GBA:6.460 m²
  • Year:2015-02
  • PS:1–8 (GP)

HOP – magdas Hotel Caritas

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magdas Hotel is one thing above all else: a place of encounter. Situated on the edge of the public park landscape of the Vienna Prater, this social business brings together people of different origins—to stay, to work, to live together. This is where different cultures meet. It is where architecture and the human grow together. Next door to one another, there are two shared-apartment units where 25 teenagers who came to Austria as refugees without their parents live with support from the Caritas. For them, the hotel is a temporary place to stay, and for some of them, it is also their workplace. Developed from a senior citizens’ home from the 1960s, magdas Hotel is a house to generate fresh chances. Refugees therefore make up most of the hotel staff, learning together with others to get a foot in the labor market. This encouraged collaborative togetherness also finds expression in the architectural design: For the furnishing of the interiors—the lobby, restaurant and bar, hotel rooms, apartments—AllesWirdGut drew on second-hand and found pieces and an adept mix of the two. The subdued, harmonious, and elegant color concept was complemented with distinctive individual items of furnishing, furniture with a past, and found objects with a history. The multifunctional ground floor is all at once a reception area and lobby for hotel guests, a living room for the young people staying here, and a bar and restaurant for visitors. In a nutshell: a place of encounter.


Planning: AllesWirdGut
Client: Caritas Erzdiözese Wien
Project Stages: 1–8 (GP)

Completion: 02.2015
GBA: 6.460 m²
Location: Vienna, Laufbergergasse 12

Team: Andrea Zuñiga Espinoza, Gerhard Höllmüller, Johanna Aufner, Simon Höbel

Landscape Design: 3:0 Landschaftsarchitektur
Photographs: © AllesWirdGut Architektur / Guilherme Silva Da Rosa
Illustrations: AllesWirdGut