Design Hostel

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Hotel – Economy
  • Company/Firm
    Holzer Kobler Architekturen
  • Lead Designer
    Holzer Kobler Architekturen Zurich/Berlin
  • Location
  • Project Date
  • Architect
    Holzer Kobler Architekturen Zurich/Berlin
  • Interior Designer
    Kinzo Architekten GmbH

The Design Hostel on the Warnemünde pier offers through its architectural and aesthetic concept a touristic model in which leisure and work phases can be combined. Overnight stays in shipping containers and the numerous communal areas (open for relaxing or organising activities such as bouldering tournaments, concerts, cooking classes, dance or film events) in the base structure of the building with its wide glass front offer a high quality of stay.
The building is constructed from recycled, soundproofed overseas containers, painted in bright colours, on a two-storey base structure made of steel, concrete and glass. It refers to the unique approach of Holzer Kobler Architekturen to rethink and reformulate classical forms.
The Hotel/Hostel offers double and shared rooms as well as some suites on the top floor, where a SPA is designed as well. Facing the nearby River Warnow, all living areas offer a view of the harbour. The balconies providing access to the rooms feature extended platforms to linger. The untypical, open entrance access on all floors makes the exterior of the building look "lived in" also from afar.