Best Western Premier Hotel Park Consul


PROJECT NAME Best Western Premier Hotel Park Consul
LOCATION esslingen am neckar . germany
PROGRAM conference hotel w/ 300 beds . restaurants . underground parking . rooftop bar
CLIENT public consult gmbh . berlin . germany . private public partnership w/ city of esslingen
SIZE 22.645m2 . 107.500m3 . civic auditorium 4.115m2 . hotel 8.970m2 . parking 9.920m2 . 275 spaces
SCOPE lp 1-8 (part.) hoai . architecture . landscape design . pd . sd . dd . cd . artistic supervision
TEAM archimedialab . project gmbh . architecture
COST €10.000.000 hotel . €42.000.000 investment for auditorium . hotel . parking . landscape
STATUS completed 07.2005

the elongated volume of the hotel breaks at the center, shifts one floor in height in response to the topography and hovers over the site, sheltering hotel lobby with reception, lounge, bar and restaurant underneath. at the point of rupture, the lower part slightly turns towards the castle for a six-storey central atrium to open up. this tectonic shift also yields corridors to widen and reposition, exposing all public areas to natural light and allowing to relate to the city and the surroundings on various levels.