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23 May 2024

All new …

... thanks to the team! Our office also needs a little freshening up from time to time, so we redesigned our project wall in the foyer all together. Many thanks for everyone's active support, it looks just great – and was a lot of fun!

21 May 2024

Paying tribute to the original…

Fancy a little tour of The Hoxton, Vienna? Just follow our photographer Ana Barros ...

The Hoxton, Vienna

17 May 2024

Innovative concept

Proud being part of the world’s first and only hotel lab at MM:NT Berlin. BWM were invited to design room 00:02, a middle bedroom.

MM:NT Berlin Lab
Looking for learnings …

15 May 2024

Looking for learnings …

The BWM project team explored every corner of the completed hotel The Hoxton, Vienna, in detail …

The Hoxton, Vienna

13 May 2024

Welcome!

Opened in 1912 and built in the late secessionist style, the Hotel Astoria is now welcoming its guests again. BWM Designers & Architects are responsible for the redesign of 125 rooms as well as the general areas such as the lobby with reception and bar or the breakfast and lounge area.

Hotel Astoria Vienna
An invitation to the palace …

8 May 2024

An invitation to the palace …

Our contribution to the competition for the new underground visitor centre of the Upper Belvedere, under the motto ‘An invitation to the palace’...

Unterirdisches Visitor Center Oberes Belvedere

7 May 2024

Formdepot Salon Talks

Erich Bernard at FORMDEPOT SALON 2024 TALKS on the major BWM project „Straubingerplatz, Bad Gastein – transformation of a place“. Thank you for the great evening!

Hotel Badeschloss Grand Hotel Straubinger Hotel Ensemble Straubingerplatz
Doors open!

6 May 2024

Doors open!

After four years of dormancy and 18 months of renovation, the Imperial Riding School Hotel in Ungargasse in Vienna's Landstraße is now in May ready to welcome its guests on a total of 11,000 sqm. BWM were responsible for handling all the official procedures with the authorities and for reworking the heritage-protected facades in close cooperation with the Austrian Federal Monuments Authority. (photo © Catherine Stukhard)

Imperial Riding School, Autograph Collection

6 May 2024

About tourism …

BWM at AzW: Erich Bernard was interviewed for the new exhibition "About tourism" by the curators on the subject of ‘Hotel’, the magdas Hotel redesigned by BWM was presented as an alternative strategy in the chapter ‘The guest wants it’ and the room of the Grand Hotel Straubinger also found its way into the exhibition… Plus, Johann Moser went on an excursion to the grätzlhotel and magdas Hotel.  
"About tourism" until 9.9.2024 at the Architekturzentrum Wien.

Grand Hotel Straubinger magdas HOTEL Vienna City grätzlhotel
With a view of the Dolomites ...

29 April 2024

With a view of the Dolomites ...

Now open, harry's home Lienz! Project manager Ulrike Salchegger-Maidic and Angela Molina were on site. bwmretail in cooperation with BWM Designers & Architects were responsible for the development and rollout of the new interior design concept ...

harry's home

25 April 2024

Art Deco jewel brought back to life

The BWM team has given the historic rooms of the Hotel Astoria Wien a modern touch with great sensitivity. Erich Bernard & Rita Guggenberger give us a little insight into their work ...

Hotel Astoria Vienna

23 April 2024

Ciao Milano

We just had a great time …  BWM at Salone del Mobile.Milano!

Opened!

22 April 2024

Opened!

Following renovation and adaptation, the former synagogue in St. Pölten was reopened on 18 April as a modern and barrier-free centre for exhibitions, history education and cultural events. In the picture left to right: General planner Wolfang Pfoser, Johann Moser from BWM and Gerhard Bauer, BAUER und. (photo: © NÖ Museum Betriebs GmbH, Theo Kust)

Ehemalige Synagoge St. Pölten
Groundbreaking ceremony

18 April 2024

Groundbreaking ceremony

On 16th April the groundbreaking ceremony of the Austrian pavilion in Osaka was celebrated. We are happy being part of this project – BWM ist responsible for the architectural design and development of the general theme and the conception and design of the exhibition in collaboration with facts and fiction. (photo © Expo Austria)

Austrian Pavilion EXPO 2025 Osaka

15 April 2024

Guided Tour

BWM guided Master's students from the Faculty of Architecture at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), department of Monument preservation and Building in Existing Contexts, through The Hoxton, Vienna, as part of an excursion …

The Hoxton, Vienna
Winner!

9 April 2024

Winner!

We are delighted to announce that our projects in Bad Gastein were recognized as winners in the "Interior Design - Living Space" category at the LIV Hospitality Design Awards 2023 –  Hotel Badeschloss in the "Hotel - Midscale Lifestyle" category and Grand Hotel Straubinger in "Historic & Heritage".

Hotel Badeschloss Grand Hotel Straubinger Hotel Ensemble Straubingerplatz

4 April 2024

Making of …

Peek behind the lens –  join us for a photoshoot BTS at The Hoxton, Vienna. Thanks to the amazing team!

The Hoxton, Vienna
Eröffnet!

2 April 2024

Eröffnet!

The Hoxton Vienna is open! BWM were responsible for the architectural redesign of the listed building...

The Hoxton, Vienna
Nominiert!

12 March 2024

Nominiert!

We are delighted that the Grand Hotel Straubinger has been nominated for the Hotel Design Award! A recognition for everyone involved - thank you very much! Keeping our fingers crossed for the award ceremony in April at the 196+ Forum in Milan ...

Grand Hotel Straubinger

5 March 2024

Explain the world ... how to build a hotel

Erich Bernard met Andreas Sator for his podcast "Explain the world to me" on the topic of hospitality. How the BWM designer & architect has changed the journalist's view of hotels, here in the podcast …

1 March 2024

Turn On 2024

Erich Bernard and Markus Kaplan spoke about the project on Straubingerplatz in Bad Gastein. Thanks for having us!

Hotel Badeschloss Grand Hotel Straubinger Hotel Ensemble Straubingerplatz

28 February 2024

Site visit

The 111-year-old Hotel Astoria Vienna will reopen in May following a complete refurbishment by BWM. Martin Winkler, Chairman of the Board of VERKEHRSBUERO, Michael Kröger, Managing Director of VERKEHRSBUERO Hospitality and Erich Bernard, BWM Designers & Architects, presented the new concept at a construction site press lunch …

Hotel Astoria Vienna
"Aufsässiges Land" moves on ...

21 February 2024

"Aufsässiges Land" moves on ...

The special exhibition "Aufsässiges Land" (Defiant country. Strike, protest, self-will) has moved on from the House of History St. Pölten to the Museum Arbeitswelt Steyr. Using various protest movements as examples, the exhibition shows how rural areas have influenced social and political developments over the last 170 years …

Aufsässiges Land
Turn on

13 February 2024

Turn on

The architecture festival Turn On enters the next round - with Erich Bernard and Markus Kaplan who will speak on Staturday 24.2 at 7pm about the major BWM-project on Straubingerplatz in Bad Gastein. Free admission at the MuTh (1020). The event is part of Continuing Professional Education – CPD. All information here.

Hotel Badeschloss Grand Hotel Straubinger Hotel Ensemble Straubingerplatz
klimaaktiv: Objekt des Monats

12 February 2024

klimaaktiv: Objekt des Monats

klimaaktiv publicises good examples of energy-efficient new buildings and renovations and aims to encourage imitation. Outstanding new additions are presented as "Building of the Month" – such as currently the Hotel Galántha in Eisenstadt, which achieved klimaaktiv GOLD standard.

Hotel Galántha