The space inside the Klostermauer gathers a very interesting mixture of remarkable buildings, some are religious like the Church and the Kloster, some are civil ones like the Herrenhaus, the Orangerie or the Guard House, and some are utility buildings like the Klosterscheune, the Marstall or the Brennerei, all of them surrounded by the gardens of the Klosterpark, with its delicate and classic design.
First decision. It was to project the new building inside the Klostermauer: the new BBraun Hotel must take part of this precinct. The implantation of the volume in the northern area of the complex tries to be very respectful with the whole area. The hotel, integrated with the other buildings, will become “one of them”.
Volume. It adopts a sinuous form that reacts to the different pre-existing subjects: view to the Church, the garden behind the Kloster, the Klostermauer or the façade to the Domanenhof. This shape creates at the same time, new spaces: the “hof” towards the Church or the opposite garden between the building and the “Mauer”.
Organisation. The programme has to do with the best location for each area, privacy, views, functionality, pre-existing paths and entrances to the precinct. To come into the hotel, needs a round through the place, having a walk and find the entrance in a central point. From here, one enters into the lobby, the direct way to the Spa in the first floor that would be a little setback from the south façade, the Restaurant in the old Brennerei, the administration offices and some rooms thrown into the new garden or the old one. In the first floor, mainly rooms, the Suites occupying the prominent places. The second floor will be entirely dedicated to the rooms programme.
Construction. The use of materials that we can already find there: stone and ceramic. The strength of both materials in the complex has carried us to design an envelope system that provides privacy to the rooms (taking the “thema” of the roof windows in the Marstall or the Klosterscheune) that offers an adequate scale to the complex. The ceramic cladding will cover also the roofs so they keep integrated in the nearby atmosphere. The respectful relationship between the public and the private will be possible thanks to the intrinsic elements of the building, its form and its envelope.
Superficie Construida (BGF): 7.895,23 100%
Superficie de la construcción (KGF): 1.070,97 13,57%
Superficie útil (NGF): 6.824,26 86,43%
Superficie útil habitaciones (NF: 5.519,23 69,90%
Superficie circulaciones (VF): 1.185,56 15,02%
Superficie instalaciones (FF): 119,47 1,51%
Olmos Ochoa Arquitectos en colaboración con Baumschlager Eberle (BE-Lochau_A)
BE Paisajismo: KUBUS Freiraumplanung Berlín (Ralph Witte)
Concepto energético: Mathias Sulzer (Zurich)