Hotel Werk 17

Hotel “Werk 17”
“Werk 17” will stand on an area formerly used as a parking lot. A ground floor, six stories and three lower levels including an underground parking space are to be constructed. The ground floor will house retail stores, a small restaurant and a lobby for a two-star hotel with four-star comfort. The upper floors will comprise 303 hotel rooms. On the virtually square foundation envisioned in the building plan, a u-shaped structure will be erected until the 3rd floor and the 4th to 7th floors will be l-shaped. Distributing the bulk of the building from a four-storey to a seven-storey building on Atelierstrasse, is encouraged by urban planning and represents a gradual and acceptable increase in height. The façade reacts to the lively and nuanced elaboration of the building: elements of coloured concrete will contain large tiles, which like a curtain of scales will create an interesting picture of light and shadow.