Hotel Gilbert

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Hotel – Boutique
  • Company/Firm
    BWM Architekten
  • Lead Designer
    Erich Bernard
  • Interior Designer
    BWM Architekten
  • Construction Company
    Eidenböck Architekten
  • Photo Credit
    BWM Architekten/ Michael Königshofer, BWM Architekten /Gregor Hofbauer
  • Location
    Breite Gasse 9, 1070 Vienna
  • Project Date

With its Scandinavian flair and abundant greenery, the hotel attracts locals as well as international guests. By skilfully blending the various interior areas, a very familiar atmosphere was created that befits a family-run hotel.
The atrium is the heart of the hotel. Various elements and types of parquet flooring divide it into different zones, without obstructing the view until the far end. An indoor garden with a blue-tiled floor stretches across the width of the atrium and serves as a filter. A fireplace adds coziness and, along with the drinking fountain, lush greenery and daylight streaming into the space through the glass roof, reinforces the overall theme of nature. In the café plants create an atmosphere reminiscent of a florist’s shop. Black and white elements characterise the f&b areas. Scandinavian design served as our role model, both in the nature references and in the pared-back factory design of the kitchen. A gallery encircles the atrium on the first floor and provides access to the meeting rooms as well as the co-working space. The dark colour scheme in the hallways leading to the 56 completely refurbished hotel rooms was a conscious design decision.

Being a a full service multi-national architectural office BWM Designers & Architects do stand for a custom tailored approach and a cooperative development process.
The project span reaches from interior design and shop design to classical architectural design as general planner in any urban context as well as cultural projects, museum and exhibition concepts.
BWM was founded in 2004 and is led by Erich Bernard, Daniela Walten, Johann Moser, Markus Kaplan and Andras Klopfer.

Other prizes
2023 SBID International Design Award, Winner Hotel Indigo Vienna 2023 hospitality design award, finalist Revo 2023 Hotel Innovation Award, Finalist magdas Hotel 2023 if design award, Winner Hotel Galantha 2023 Big see design awards, Winner Revo 2022 18th Hospitality Design Awards, Finalist Jaz in the City Vienna 2022 deezen Award, Shortlist Hotel Gilbert 2022 Staatspreis Design, Shortlist Restaurant Figlmüller 2021 Iconic Award 2021, Innovative Architecture, "Winner" for Restaurant Figlmüller and Visitor’s centre at the Vienna State Opera 2021 Restaurant Bar Design Award, Shortlist Restaurant Figlmüller 2021 “Vienna Urban Renewal Award”, gold in the category of bravura for the Traungasse 12 project 2020 Iconic Award 2020 “Innovative Architecture”: “Selection” for House of History Austria (hdgö) and “Selection” for pastry shop Oberlaa Stadthaus, both in Vienna 2020 German Design Award 2020 "Excellent Architecture": "Winner" for Salon Sacher, "Winner" for House of History Austria (hdgö) 2019 Iconic Award 2019 “Innovative Architecture”: “Best of Best” for Salon Sacher, “Winner” for pastry shop Oberlaa Mariahilfer Straße and grätzlhotel, “Selection” for LGV-Gärtnergschäftl, all Vienna 2019 Austrian Interior Design Award 2019: Winner "Interior Design / Gastronomy, Hotel" for Hotel am Konzerthaus / Restaurant Apron in Vienna 2019 Ahead Award 2019: “Salon Sacher” among the top 5 bars in Europe 2018 Red Dot Award 2018: Winner “Communication Design” for the Austria Pavilion EXPO 2017 in Astana / Kazakhstan 2018 if Design Award 2018: Austria Pavilion EXPO 2017 in Astana / Kazakhstan 2015 Architects of the year 2015 Built in 2014 2013: Award for high quality architectural projects in Vienna, Austria 2014 AIT Award 2014: 3rd place for Hotel Topazz in Vienna 2014 best architects 2014: Hotel Topazz in Vienna 2012 Hotel Property of the Year: Hotel Topazz