NEW CONSTRUCTION OF A RADISSON RED HOTEL IN VIENNA
- Masterplanning & Urban Design
- Exterior Architecture
- Interior Architecture
- Space Planning
- Interior Design
- Lighting Design
“THE ROCK” is a new hospitality building designed for Radisson´s recently launched lifestyle hospitality brand, Radisson RED. The hotel, which is the first of its kind in the German-speaking region, can be found at both a physical and social junction in Vienna’s 2nd district. The semi-public building houses 179 rooms, an event space, a publicly accessible rooftop bar and terrace, a courtyard, restaurant, and gym. The site is situated in a well-visited area among a row of notable highlights. The design approach placed a strong focus on public expression and communication, resulting in an individual shape and identity. Architecturally, a complimentary tension exists between the facade’s regular raster of large windows and tectonic folding likened to that of a rock formation based on diverse influencing parameters. The folds follow site restrictions, permit light to reach neighboring structures and the street, and visually initiate the building’s lively interaction with the public. This exchange is fostered by an almost physical connection to the Schottenring metro station, directly in front of the hotel. From the street, one can see through the lobby to the courtyard thanks to the ground floor’s transparency, emphasizing the building’s public nature and social intent. This concept extends upwards from the courtyard into the rooftop garden and terrace. The hotel´s urban, lively surrounding is mirrored by the 24-meter-high mural in the courtyard, acting like a visual anchor. The interior´s surfaces, materials, and the hospitality group's curated furniture selection merge Radisson’s design guidelines with Viennese culture. The glass house rooftop is a platform for further public expression, forming a dialogue with the adjacent street, the river, and the city. An additional “greenhouse” typology stands out as a clear attraction amongst the regularity and consistency of neighborhood’s residential buildings, all having similar heights and traits. Cantilevering slightly over a row of windows below, it clearly indicates an exceptional space intending to interact with the rest of the city. The architecture´s notion is also transferred into the design of the top floor, where a lightweight, floating textile ceiling, unfolding tent-like into the bar space, blurs the boundaries between indoors and outdoors. The white, rhombus-shaped aluminum cladding, precisely folding around the edges, merges exterior walls and the roof into one homogenous volume, emphasizing the unified, rock-like nature. Gold-bronze, slightly mirrored windows extend outside of the facade, providing sun protection. On the inside, they become pieces of furniture on their own, having the height of a bench and becoming “living windows,” communicating with nearby people and buildings and encouraging observation. In this way, even the windows have a subtle way of connecting with exterior public space.
- project name: THE ROCK RADISSON RED VIENNA
- function: Hospitality, Best of
- location: Vienna, AUSTRIA
- floor space: 8150 m²
- number of floors: 11
- number of units: 179
- completion: 02 / 2022
- project team:
Oliver Kupfner, Martin Lesjak, Michael Gattermeyer, Jörg Kindermann, Harald Glanz, Sidonie Muller, Michael Pleschberger, Amila Smajlovic
- photographer: Maximilian Haidacher Photography / Paul Ott
CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE MASTERPIECES AROUND THE WORLD
RADISSON RED VIENNA
hardcover, 24 x 33 cm
196+ FORUM VIENNA
Thank you PKF hospitality group for having us at your inspiring three-day event 196+ forum Vienna. Martin Lesjak and Severin Su were performing a live electronic music set for the reception at the opening night on November 27th taking place at Radisson Red Vienna. On Monday, 300 guests from different sectors - hospitality, living, tourism, leisure culture and museum - were attending the conference, where Lesjak held the lecture “The Future is here – Hotels,” followed by a gala dinner “THE PLACE TO BE” at Vienna City Hall. On the last day, the event was completed with several curated city tours, showing the latest hotel projects such as our new hotel for Radisson RED.
196+ FORUM X RADISSON RED VIENNA
Our hotel “THE ROCK” for Radisson RED Vienna will be included in the innovation and hospitality investment programming of 196+ forum Vienna revolving around the topic “Place Making” from November 27 - 29, 2022. The first Radisson RED in the German-speaking area will be part of the “Wild & Wacky” city walk and Martin Lesjak will contribute the lecture „The future is here: hotels“ on November 28th, 4 – 5 P.M. On the opening night of the conference, taking place at the hotel´s skybar, that aims to gather leaders of tourism and museum industry for exchange across the disciplines, Lesjak will perform a live electronic music set with Severin Su, both part of the audio-visual collective Doctors on Decks that just released their first concept album THE M-INUS.
THE PLAN AWARD 2022
FINALIST: MAM COMPETENCE CENTER
FINALIST: THE ROCK - RADISSON RED VIENNA
EUROPEAN PROPERTY AWARDS 2022-2023
WIINNER: THE ROCK RADISSON RED VIENNA
Hotel Architecture for Austria
ABB FROZEN MUSIC EPISODE
At our new hotel building, THE ROCK - Radisson RED Vienna, we implemented ABB products for controlling and adjusting lighting, sun shading and temperature in the rooms as well as the public areas. The Swedish-Swiss company collaborated with us on the #17 episode of Frozen Music, a video series that presents unique building projects and the architects behind them to their global community. Katrin Förster thematized the design approach in an interview with CEO Martin Lesjak and project lead Oliver Kupfner, as well as relevant topics such as added social values.
Issue 05-06 / 2022
"RADISSON RED VIENNA - Auf dem Präsentierteller"
INNOCAD AT TURN ON FESTIVAL
Issue ARCHITECTS 2022
"THE ROCK Radisson RED Vienna"
MUTBOARD & VOGEL
"Steirerteams are very good"