WP I ARC has developed a concept for a hotel building between the airport and the fair site. According to the wish of the client two additional versions have been developed which are characterized by a pragmatic, orthogonal shape. Despite the different solutions concerning colors and materials a few basic design criteria have been taken as a basis:
– a sculptural front shaped by deepened and elevated openings creates by the game of light and shadow expressive, spatial solutions;
– usage of materials that “age well”. Due to the influence of the weather the façade cladding, may it be printed glass, corrugated ceramic tiles or natural stone, receives a noble “patina” as time goes by.
– contrast between “open” public functional areas, and “closed” hotel rooms. Due to this information about the function of the rooms behind the façade can be read in the façade.