Publication in „HERZ BLUT“
The current two-volume print publication of “architektur in progress” features our yurt at the Resort La Donaira. HERZ BLUT provides an overview of 20 years of architecture in and around Austria.
Hotel Kummer: construction work has commenced
Work on the redesign of the former Hotel Kummer on Mariahilfer Strasse in Vienna has already started. Alongside adaptations to ensure that the building meets the most modern hotel standards, it is to be crowned with a glazed rooftop element: this lattice dome will house the restaurant and bar, which will be open to both hotel guests and the general public. The hotel is scheduled to open in 2020 under the new name “Hotel Motto”.
Work on the new private house S. has been completed. The concept was planned and implemented in the space of just two years.
Duane Street New York
No. 131 Duane Street is to be completely renovated and extended by the addition of a penthouse. On site a timber model of the addition shows its external outlines, allowing the possible effects on the appearance of the city to be examined.
Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Complete Revitalization of the “Alte Post” Building
New life is to be breathed into the “Alte Post” (Old General Post Office) in Vienna. The consortium of architects responsible for implementing the newly planned complex is made up of hochform Architekten ZT GmbH, Zeytinoglu ZT GmbH and project A01 architects ZT GmbH. The conversion work will be carried out in close collaboration with the Austrian Federal Monuments Authority. The estimated costs are around 200 million euro. In the course of two and a half years alongside the creation of condominiums a model hotel concept is also be implemented here and new pedestrian routes made through the building at ground floor level.
Excursion: Yurt, La Donaira
To mark the completion of the project the office traveled to Spain at the end of October in order to inspect the implementation on site.
Award for Yurt, La Donaira
The HOTEL APPLICATION AWARD 2017 in the category “BEST INNOVATIVE CONCEPT” was awarded to Arkan Zeytinoglu Architects for the reinterpretation of a yurt for La Donaira, a 5-star ecological resort in Andalusia, Spain.
Yurt, La Donaira
This new interpretation of the yurt is integrated in the operation of La Donaira, a five-star ecological resort in Andalusia: the design and the functional approach to a sustainable architecture typology are translated into a “non-nomadic” building type. It is built as a timber frame structure while retaining the original appearance. Opening the construction by means of glass hatches and folding doors with glass elements creates transparency and closeness to nature. Inside and outside the timber construction is veiled by a cladding that acts as a protective skin.
Hotel Project in Zagreb, Croatia
A new four-star hotel is to be built in the center of Zagreb. The project includes reconstruction, spatial concept and redesign. The impressive historic bank building was erected in 1922 by the Austrian architects Alexander Neumann and Ernst Gotthilf, who specialised in the design of bank buildings in Austria and other countries that once formed part of the old Habsburg Empire.
The former seat of the Wiener Bankverein in the old town, which has a floor area of 4,000 m2, is to be re-planned and extended by approximately 500 m2. After completion of the renovation the hotel will have 110 rooms, the public area includes a lobby, restaurant, and coffee shop as well as two lounges, a shop and a gym.
Interior Redesign Hotel Jakov, Sibenik
Hotel Jakov is located in the Solaris Holiday Resort, on Croatia’s Adriatic coast, south of Sibenik. The new design of the interior included the 300 bedrooms as well as the extension and renovation of the lobby.
Interior Design Hotel Sevelt, Seefeld, Tyrol
The interior design project for the new Sevelt Resort in Tyrol includes 70 apartments, the lobby, the restaurant and a large spa area. Like the architectural concept for the building, the interior design also makes references to the alpine location.
Successful Launch for the New Hotel Dachsteinkönig****S
Located at the foot of the mountain known as the Dachstein, the Leading Family Hotel & Resort Dachsteinkönig****S in Gosau is a hotel that puts many others in the shade. Already awarded five “Smileys”, the Dachsteinkönig is one of Europe’s best children’s hotels. Since it opened in December 2016 everything there has revolved around children – with the greatest success.
Arkan Zeytinoglu Architects are responsible for what is currently the most innovative family hotel in Europe. The Dachsteinkönig represents a milestone in the area of exclusive family holidays: for special guests, with new ideas about holidays and as a strong impulse for tourism in this region. The architectural concept of a “hotel complex as a village” that is seamlessly integrated in its natural setting pays tribute to the wonderful landscape of this UNESCO world natural heritage region.
VARTA Business Box in the Allianz-Rapid Stadium
Scoring with architecture
For VARTA Arkan Zeytinoglu Architects designed a business box in the new Allianz Stadium in Vienna: the client’s wanted this box to be a “feel-good space” in which football plays the leading role. The location offers an attractive alternative for business hospitality and representation.
Since summer 2016 the stadium in Vienna-Hütteldorf has been the new home of the football club SK Rapid Vienna. Several other well-known businesses also rent boxes there in which business contacts can be cultivated, guests invited, or other kinds of events held. Located in the heart of the hospitality area on the main stands, the boxes can be fitted-out and equipped as wished.
Hospitality Award 2017
The new Leading Family Hotel & Resort Dachsteinkönig****s had only recently started operation when this exciting family hotel received its first award. Connoisseur Circle, the luxury travel magazine that is known throughout Europe, granted the Dachsteinkönig the Hospitality Award 2017.
In the category “Newcomer” the completely new resort at the foot of the skiing region Dachstein West impressively took second prize. As part of the Hospitality Awards 2017 the leading travel and lifestyle magazine Connoisseur Circle selected the 222 best hotels in the country for the first time and awarded prizes in eleven different categories to their hospitality managers, investors and owners, who were chosen by an independent jury of experts.
“Once again the Austrian tourism scene has shown that it does not lag behind the worldwide hotel elite in any respect. Thanks to its exceptional quality tourism is a very important factor in the Austrian economy and one that advances the country’s reputation throughout the world.”
– Andreas Dressler, editor of the luxury travel magazine Connoisseur Circle
(Press information mk-salzburg.at – 7.12.2017)
Leading Family Hotel & Resort Dachsteinkönig ****S
Finally, it’s happening today: GRAND OPENING!
Privacy and luxury in a family chalet
The 12 chalet units (single and double chalets) in the Dachsteinkönig offer families a luxurious world of accommodation. Everything needed to ensure carefree and relaxing holidays for parents, grandparents and children has been thought of. On two floor levels large and small families live, each in their own “private” chalet. Numerous children’s bedrooms provide a generous amount of space for the smaller members of the family. The cozy fireplace provides a place where the family can sit together. In their own panorama outdoor sauna chalet guests can relax completely undisturbed, in absolute privacy. A total of 105 family suites, each with a carefully designed children’s room, offer residential comfort at the highest level.
Families find themselves in seventh heaven
Around 120 families can be pampered in the new Dachsteinkönig, which belongs to the four-star superior comfort category. On a total floor area of 2 000 square meters the indoor play facilities include a cinema and theatre, a soft play area on two levels, a gym hall and indoor go-kart arena, a swimming and sauna landscape with tube water slides and a lazy river water ride. There is a 1000-square-meter wellness area for adults and a wide range of leisure activities with a fitness room and indoor golf simulator, representing just a selection from the impressive range offered. The all-inclusive gourmet cuisine and a Vinothek gladden the heart of every gourmet and connoisseur.
NIDUM Casual Luxury Hotel, Tyrol
Formerly: FOR FRIENDS HOTEL, Mösern-Seefeld, Tyrol
On December 22, 2016 the Hotel NIDUM opened in the Olympic region Seefeld. Acquired from the For Friends Hotel GmbH, the hotel will be managed as an exclusive facility by a new owner, with a new name and a new concept. The former “For Friends Hotel, Mösern-Seefeld, Tirol” was completed by Arkan Zeytinoglu Architects in 2014.
klima:aktiv SILVER – certified on 24.11.2014
Building of the month 05/2015 – klima:aktiv
Hotel Jure Opening
Summer holidays in the new Hotel Jure!
The first guests enjoyed the redesigned bedrooms as well as the new public areas. The newly designed and extended Hotel Jure in Sibenik, Croatia was officially opened in May 2016.
Opening of Hotel Milenij, Croatia
The guestrooms of the five-star Hotel Milenij in Opatija were given a complete redesign.
Opatija’s fame as a charming holiday resort dates back to the days of the Habsburg Monarchy as do the roots of the Hotel Milenij.
The redesign of the rooms reinterprets the historic legacy and places it in the context of a contemporary hotel design.
Gletscherjet 3+4 go into Service
Mountain top inauguration ceremony
As part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the glacier skiing area Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun, the new gondola and gondola/chair lifts Gletscherjet 3+4 of the Gletscherbahnen Kaprun AG were officially brought into service on December 12, 2015.
With its three stations – the valley station, the mid station and the summit station –the Gletscherjet 3 and 4 project was yet another commission in the Kitzsteinhorn area in Salzburg, Austria, which followed the projects for the Kitzsteinhorn Restaurant and the TSW Tauern Spa World Restaurant. The new, ultra-modern lift axis, which was completed in October 2015, enables the glacier to be reached more directly and quickly throughout the year and has completely restructured the central glacier ski area around Kaprun.
The architecture of the new stations represents a technically appropriate solution in the special context of the glacier. However, the origins of the idea lie in the natural characteristics of the site and relate to the traces of the glacier in the glacial rock. This idea was developed into a technical construction which allowed a building method of maximum simplicity. In choosing materials the architects regarded it as particularly important to take account of the special situation of the glacier and to adapt the construction principles to deal with meteorological factors such as wind, snow and ice. In addition, building at a height of between 2500 and 3000 meters above sea level called for special logistics which, in this high alpine location, had to bear in mind that the on-site construction period was limited to just three months.
The Design Hotels™ Book 2015
The 2015 edition of The Design Hotels™ Book features two of our projects: The Guest House Vienna and the 25hours Hotel near the Museumsquartier.