Interior design for Andaz Hotel Munich
Concrete’s latest hotel project is Andaz Munich in Schwabing. Like a kaleidoscope, the Andaz hotel reflects the culture and tradition of the neighbourhood in which it is situated.
State-of-the-art technology and old traditions are weaved into the interior, reflecting what makes Munich unique, forming a contrast that can be found throughout the hotel design. The ceiling structure illustrates this via a literally interwoven network of rough wood and high-gloss anodised metal. The connecting axis between the different areas that brings all functions together in a single hybrid space is designed as a place to meet and mingle.
The many facets of Bavarian culture run like a leitmotif through the design. This is reflected from the largest scale to the smallest details. For example, the diamond shape (from the Bavarian flag) is placed over the whole layout like a matrix, while details like deer horn buttons on the cushions refer to Bavarian fashion. Many icons associated with the city of Munich have been reinterpreted or abstracted as small highlights scattered throughout the hotel, while traditional materials have received a modern interpretation via a contemporary design language, for example in the ‘Pretzel’ made of gold.
Photos: Wouter van der Sar