Hotel Motto, Vienna, AT
Remodelling of the Rooftop, Conversion and General Adaption
Building and Interior Design
Invited Competition: 1st Prize
Gross Floor Area: 7,600 m²
During renovation of the Hotel Motto (formerly the Hotel Kummer), located at the most prominent site at the mid-point of Mariahilfer Straße, much of the existing historical building and facade was preserved, creating an exclusive boutique hotel with a restaurant and bar – open to the public – on the top floor beneath a newly built dome.
The proportions of the cross-vaulted dome follow the geometry of the richly decorated front facade as well as the front along Schadekgasse. From an urban planning point of view, and also as a sculptural volume, the Hotel Motto now makes a striking statement at the busy intersection, completing the rooftop ensemble created by the interaction of the corner buildings.