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Groundbreaking ceremony

18 April 2024

Groundbreaking ceremony

On 16ht 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 Ensemble Straubingerplatz Hotel Badeschloss Grand Hotel Straubinger

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 Ensemble Straubingerplatz Hotel Badeschloss Grand Hotel Straubinger

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 Ensemble Straubingerplatz Hotel Badeschloss Grand Hotel Straubinger
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
10 Best Hotels In Vienna

8 February 2024

10 Best Hotels In Vienna

According to Forbes magazine, the Hotel Indigo Vienna Nachschmarkt is one of the 10 best hotels in Vienna with "a variety of design-forward common areas" …

Hotel Indigo Vienna
Meet the team

6 February 2024

Meet the team

We proudly present our bwm retail team! We are: (f.l.t.r.) Martina, Thomas, Elena, Christian, Nadja, Hubert, Sanja, Erich, Maria, Ulrike, Neda, Anne, Angela, Daniela, Felicitas, Joanna, Liliya, András, Markus, Ferdinand, Bernhard, Johann.

Best burgers

2 February 2024

Best burgers

Those who believe that in terms of burgers everything has already be invented are wrong. The guys from XO Burger just do it all a little differently, producing the best burgers in town worth queuing - now also in Neubaugasse 72… (photo: XO/Stefan Fuerthbauer)

X.O. Burger Neubaugasse
Jung Architekturgespräche

31 January 2024

Jung Architekturgespräche

The JUNG Architecture Talks were held in Stuttgart for the twelfth time, this time under the motto EAT SLEEP REPEAT. Almut Grüntuch-Ernst, Ester Bruzkus and Markus Kaplan from BWM were there, Petra Stephan, editor-in-chief of the architecture magazine AIT moderated. Thanks to everyone for a great evening! (photo © Tim Dornaus)

26 January 2024

Making of …

Behind the scenes: Join us on the set of our team photoshoot! Stay tuned for the final shots …

Vienna followed by Salzburg…

23 January 2024

Vienna followed by Salzburg…

BWM have refurbished the historic A.E. Köchert jewelry shop in Salzburg in alignment with the corporate identity of the BWM designed shop at Neuer Markt Vienna 1.

A.E.Köchert Juweliere Salzburg A.E. Köchert Jewellery Shop
Eat Sleep Repeat

15 January 2024

Eat Sleep Repeat

On 18 January, the JUNG Architecture Talks will be held at the Staatsgalerie in Stuttgart. The motto of the event is EAT SLEEP REPEAT. Three successful architecture firms from Germany and Austria have been invited to present their outstanding hotel and catering projects - including Grüntuch-Ernst, Ester Bruzkus and Markus Kaplan for BWM. Programme and registration at www.jung.group/stuttgart

9 January 2024

Clean start

We have swept out the old year! Many thanks to the entire team for their hard work at the collective winter cleaning! Enjoy the fresh start to 2024 and let the creative ideas flow …

Frohe Weihnachten & guten Start 2024!

21 December 2023

Frohe Weihnachten & guten Start 2024!

We wish you very relaxing holidays and a good start into 2024! Our office will be closed from 22 December to 7 January 2024, we will be there for you again on 8 January.

Building application submitted

20 December 2023

Building application submitted

Austria is one of the first countries to submit the building application for the Expo pavilion to the official authorities in Osaka, designed by BWM. Construction is scheduled to start in spring 2024.

Austrian Pavilion EXPO 2025 Osaka

19 December 2023

Über das "Monaco der Alpen" …

ORF editor Nicola Eller was on location in Bad Gastein and interviewed Erich Bernard and Markus Kaplan, BWM Designers & Architects, for kulturMontag. "Gastein's hotel architecture between tradition & modernity" here in the ORF-TV-Thek.

Hotel Ensemble Straubingerplatz Hotel Badeschloss Grand Hotel Straubinger

12 December 2023

Time to celebrate …

Straubingerplatz in Bad Gastein was a hub of celebrations this past weekend when Grand Hotel Straubinger and Hotel Badeschloss officially opened their doors! We would like to thank everyone involved in the project, and especially our team, who worked tirelessly to make it all happen. We are delighted that Straubingerplatz has now found a new lease on life and regained its former vibrancy!

Hotel Ensemble Straubingerplatz Hotel Badeschloss Grand Hotel Straubinger
Official opening.

11 December 2023

Official opening.

Official opening at Straubingerplatz in Bad Gastein – present were (from left to right) Markus Kaplan, Norbert Ellmauer, Annette-Louise Hirmer, BGM Gerhard Steinbauer, LH Wilfried Haslauer und Erich Bernard.

Hotel Ensemble Straubingerplatz Hotel Badeschloss Grand Hotel Straubinger