Hotel Daniel Vienna, Accommodation Building Austria, Hoffmann-La Roche, Architects, Design

Hotel Daniel, Vienna, Austria

Viennese Accommodation Building design by Atelier Heiss Architekten

9 Aug 2013

Architects: Atelier Heiss Architekten

Location: former Hoffmann-La Roche-building, Vienna, Austria

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Hotel Daniel Vienna, Austria Accommodation
photo : Christian Heiss

Hotel Daniel Vienna

Atelier Heiss converted the former Hoffmann-La Roche-building to an urban hotel with 3.900 m2 effective area. (Size of site: 2.021 m2). At the time, it was the first construction with a facade in the new Curtain-Wall style (Architect: Georg Lippert, 1962). The landmarked facade and the supporting structure exist to this day. The former offices were adapted to hold 115 double rooms, and the ground floor area was converted into a bakery, a retail shop and the reception.

The facade, above all the existing aluminum parts, was found in very good condition. For Atelier Heiss, the gentle and sustainable treatment of the architectural structure was a matter of great importance. Selected facade axes were recreated on the rear side; glass was exchanged to a minor extent.

The landmarked facade was preserved, applying a special technique: parapets preventing fire flashovers were drawn in, representing an invisible fire-protection concept for the entire building.

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photos : Peter Burgstaller

Furthermore, a second staircase was added in the center of the building. It serves as additional reinforcement and as an escape route. These were the solutions to the difficult problem of retaining the outer appearance but meeting all technical requirements. In order to restore the original monolithic appearance, the stairwell connected to the adjacent building was taken down. This grants the structure its proper positioning within the urban landscape.

The predetermined axis spacing demanded inventive solutions in order to accommodate the desired number of rooms. The result is a floor plan with intertwined rooms, alternating bed and bath sides.

The concept of simplicity is reflected in the reduction of the hotel design. The rooms are reduced to their essentials.

A sculpture by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm on the roof is the result of the cooperation with an artconsultant, and is now the widely visible symbol of the hotel.

Hotel Daniel in Vienna – Building Information

Title: Hotel Daniel Vienna
Architect: Atelier Heiss Architekten / Christian Arch. DI Heiss
Roadworks ZT GmbH, AXIS Ingenieurleistungen ZT GmbH , Ingenieurbüro Weinzierl, Pflanz! Garten & Freiraum , Weidlfein Gartenkunst , Grubeck Artconsulting, Stefan Gmeinwieser, Erwin Wurm

Hotel Daniel Vienna : information from Atelier Heiss Architekten

Address: Hotel Daniel Vienna, Landstraßer Gürtel 5, 1030 Vienna, Austria

Contact: T +43 1 90 131 0 / [email protected]


Location: Landstraßer Gürtel 5, 1030 Vienna, Austria, central Europe

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