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ARCHITECTURE / DESIGN
Architecture: BWM Architekten & Partner
Interior Design: Michael Manzenreiter
Hotel Topazz looks to its historic location and Vienna’s artistic traditions for inspiration, while being consciously constructed with empathy for its surroundings and the city’s future in mind. Located in the 1st district, surrounded by historical buildings from different eras and the most sought after attractions, it is the first green upscale hotel in the center of Vienna. Its resource-saving energy concept uses advanced technology to generate low operating cost resources. But the sustainable approach does not end there, throughout the hotel high-quality green materials have been used for building and interior design, including the furniture, linen and locally-sourced food and drinks.
Designed by award-winning Viennese firm BWM Architekten & Partner, the hotel’s dark façade is dotted with large oval windows. These are staggered at different intervals to match different heights of the neighboring houses. Interior designer Michael Manzenreiter was inspired by the hotel’s façade, which reminded him of a cylindrical silver vase gemmed with big oval amber stones by Viennese artist Koloman Moser. He carried on this theme inside and created interiors that pay homage to Moser and Dagobert Peche, two of Austria’s most iconic artists of the late 19th and early 20th century.
The lobby and reception is located on the ground floor, which flows into the Salon. Here, Vienna’s bygone salon culture is celebrated with elegant couches, custom-made fauteuils and cozy corners to rest, read, reflect, work, have a drink, or connect with other guests. The Salon recreates The Viennese Modern Age, a time when artists and intellectuals, such as Sigmund Freud, would gather to be inspired in a laidback atmosphere – one that was intimate, secure and peaceful – much like a luxurious Viennese house. The Topazz Salon serves organic products from Austrian producers, including Lenikus’ own range of eco-friendly wine. Guests have further dining options across the street at sister property Hotel Lamée, where café, bar and bistro Bloom serves an interpretation of Austrian delicacies throughout the day.
The 32 guest rooms, set over eight floors, and one top-floor penthouse suite with terrace (which can also be hired as a meeting space), feature soft furnishings in earthy shades, wooden paneling and lush curtains. One-of-a-kind lighting fixtures, fauteuils and fabrics are inspired by Wiener Werkstätte – an early 20th century community of Viennese architects, artists and designers whose commitment was to design art which would be accessible to everyone. Each of the oval windows has a divan bed inspired by Biedermeier furniture integrated into the windowsill. The spacious bathrooms are inspired by luxurious 1930s style and are made of chrome, nickel, marble and fine china.