Designed by Zechner & Zechner Zt Gmbh, Hotel Courtyard by Marriott is located in ‘Viertel Zwei’, Vienna, Austria. The hotel structure responds to the concave and convex forms of the neighbouring high-rise buildings with a boomerang-shaped, curved eight-storey accommodation wing that projects over a single storey base.
Reception, restaurant, conference rooms and the hotel management offices are located within the all-around ceiling-high glazed base area. The rounded glass facade, which extends around the corners, allows hotel life to be experienced from the public spaces outside the building, and also in turn extends the interior space outwards so that there is a light airy atmosphere even when the restaurant terrace, which looks toward the future lake-side promenade, can not be used because of the weather.
The eight-storey hotel room wing with double-loaded corridors and 250 rooms is situated along the building’s main axis to guarantee optimal illumination to both sides. From the north half of the wing the hotel guests have a view of the new ‘Viertel Zwei’.