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Project: "Magdas Hotel"
Company:AllesWirdGut ZT GmbH
Designer(s): AllesWirdGut ZT GmbH Friedrich Passler Johanna Aufner Andrea Zuniga Espinoza Simon Höbel, Austria
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Entry Description: A former retirement home from the 1960s is transformed into a hotel. Its unusual concept and history make magdas Hotel, situated just outside the green landscape of Vienna’s Prater area, a social business that brings together different cultures and creates new opportunities. The staff at the social-value-added hotel is, for the most part, made up of refugees. For the interior design of the lobby, restaurant and bar, hotel rooms, and apartments, AllesWirdGut drew on existing pieces, found objects, and an ingenious mix of elements. The reduced, well-matched and elegant color concept is accentuated with distinctive individual pieces of furniture, items with a past and finds with a history.

About the Designer/Company
AllesWirdGut is a Vienna-based international architecture firm covering the full range of architectural design. To date, AllesWirdGut has realized more than fifty projects in Austria and abroad. AllesWirdGut was established in 1999 by Andreas Marth, Friedrich Passler, Herwig Spiegl, and Christian Waldner. Meanwhile, the office has 40 employees from eight different countries. As a general design/construction management firm, AllesWirdGut realizes projects of any scale, from single-family homes to corporate headquarters, from the university to festival premises. AllesWirdGut focuses on program and synergies—complementary and resources-saving functionality. Architecture is not an end in itself; what counts is usability. Good architecture is not supposed to cost more—but to do more! Anticipating the work and life scenarios of the future is a basic requirement of architecture created today; to be able to do so, AllesWirdGut work together with experts from other fields, with scientists and artists. Among the best known projects by AllesWirdGut are the Niederösterreich Haus in Krems, Lower Austria - Austria’s largest passive-house office building - the opera festival premises of St. Margarethen, Burgenland, or the design of the pedestrian zone on Maria-Theresien-Straße in Innsbruck, Tyrol/ Austria and the Center for Technology and Design in St. Pölten/ Austria. Current projects include the planning of the Funke Media Office in Essen/ Germany and the Headquarters of Doppelmayr in Wolfurt/ Austria, the New Design University in St. Pölten/ Austria, a school campus in Hamburg/ Germany, a residential estate in Luxembourg, and the Provincial Government Office in Erlangen/ Germany. Lately realised projects include the magdas Hotel Caritas, the Vocational School for Administration and a social housing complex in Seestadt Aspern, all three situated in Vienna.