LOISIUM HOTEL

Langenlois, Austria 2005

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DESCRIPTION +


PROGRAM: Hotel with 82 hotel rooms, lobby, bar, cigar lounge, restaurant, conference rooms and Aveda Spa
CLIENT: Loisium Hotelbetriebs GmbH & Co. KG
    SIZE: 75,347 sq ft
STATUS: complete

On the edge of the town of Langenlois, 60 minutes west of Vienna, on a gently south-sloping vineyard, a new wine center and visitors' facility is built celebrating the rich local heritage of a magnificent wine vault system. This historic subterranean network, which includes stone passages that are 900 years old, underlies the urban plan of the town. The project is composed of three parts: the existing vaults, which will be accessible to visitors, the wine center and a hotel with a fine restaurant, conference and meeting facilities, an Aveda spa and 82 guest rooms. Like the grid of the city, the geometric spacing of the vineyard rows is continuous through the landscape connecting the three elements. The 53m X 53m square plan is aligned with the strict geometry of the surrounding vineyard rows. Offering a variety of activities and room types, the Loisium Hotel Wine and Spa Resort offers guests and visitors a variety of experiences. Earthlike materials and palette combined with the views of the surrounding landscape create a strong connection and relationship of the hotel to its context. Public functions including the lobby, a wine themed restaurant, bar, cigar lounge, conference and meeting facilities, and wellness and spa area are located on the ground floor with views open to the surrounding vineyard. An inviting courtyard and terrace provides outdoor seating. 82 guest rooms are located in two upper floors. While the ground floor is transparent and open, the upper floors are more private.

AWARDS+


  • 2006 BEST HOTEL ARCHITECTURE AWARD, EUROPEAN HOTEL DESIGN AWARDS
  • 2003 NEW YORK AIA DESIGN AWARD

CREDITS+

  • architect
    • – Steven Holl Architects
    • Steven Holl ( design architect )
    • Christian Wassmann ( project architect )
    • Garrick Ambrose, Dominink Bachmann, Rodolfo Dias, Peter Englaender, Johan van Lierop, Chris McVoy, Ernest Ng, Olaf Schmidt, Brett Snyder, Irene Vogt (project team)
  • local architect
    • – ARGE Architekten
    • Irene Ott-Reinisch ( DI )
    • Franz Sam ( DI )
    • Simone Ammersdorfer ( local project team )
    • Andreas Laimer ( local project team )
    • Bernd Leopold ( local project team )
    • Karin Sam ( local project team )
  • structural engineer
    • – Retter & Partner GmbH, A-Krems
  • mechanical engineer
    • – Altherm Engineering, A-Baden
  • door handle designer
    • Solange Fabião
  • door handle manufacturer
    • – Olivari

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