„Hotel Traube am See undergoes a beautiful transformation"
Bachhuber Contract carry out the conversion, renovation and expansion of 4-star hotel Traube am See in Germany
A hotel with a long tradition
The renowned 4-star hotel with 94 rooms in Friedrichshafen at the Lake Constance has a long tradition. Established in 1800, it has been run by the Felix family since 1962. The hotel rooms belong to different categories and are split in two underground connected buildings: 'Stammhaus' and 'Haus Seeblick'.
The hotel has been extended regularly over the years, with the latest carried out during spring 2018 by general contracting company Bachhuber Contract, which were completed in April 2019. The lobby, hotel bar, conference and breakfast room have been completely renovated and modernised. The indoor pool was newly built as well as 20 rooms in the new Haus Seeblick.
The interior design was created by architect Wolfgang Eckle and Anita Holzner from Bachhuber Contract.
Fundamental ideas behind the interior design
The feel-good atmosphere and warm colours that were incorporated into the wellness area can now be seen in the new areas too. But the rooms in Haus Seeblick have been designed in a more modern and linear style. Thanks to the new spatial conception, additional space was created in all areas.
Natural oak floors, individually crafted furniture, and fine fabrics create a very special atmosphere.
The spacious spa and wellness areas were also redesigned. A seamless transition has now been created between the sauna and relaxation area and the new indoor pool; where a large window with views across and access to the hotel garden creates open spaces.
The colour concept was inspired by the lakeside: earthy colours, natural materials, driftwood, sand, water, light and shadows blend into a unique harmony, especially in the newly built boathouse.
A stronger unity between architecture and lakeside landscape
The access road to the lake acted as a divide between the hotel and natural environment prior to its redesign, but now the unity between architecture and environment has created a unique outdoor area thanks to new colour conceptions and replanting.
Photos: Thomas Haberland – Leuchtende Hotelfotografie
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„Bachhuber Contract: general contractor of Steigenberger Alsik"
The new 19-storey luxury hotel building Hotel Alsik in Sønderborg, Denmark will open in spring 2019.
Steigenberger Alsik offers 190 rooms and suites as well as a unique wellness and spa area of 4,500 square metres and three restaurants.
Bachhuber Contract is one of the most successful German general contractors in the sector of hotel finishing, furnishing and equipment. The company was founded more than 50 years ago and operates internationally. Its core competences are in the fields of consulting services, planning and new hotel constructions and/or building alternations.
Bachhuber Contract was commissioned with the interior design as well as the furnishing of rooms and all the public areas of Steigenberger Alsik.
The basic concept behind the interior design was the location of the hotel building, designed by the renowned architect Frank Gehry and realised by Henning Larsen Architects, on the Als Fjord in Denmark as well as the specific architectural design influenced the conceptual interior design.
The concept in the public areas designed by Bachhuber Contract is affected by the building lines and gives rise to an asymmetrical, linear design language.
The single restaurants are deliberately differently designed. The Restaurant Freia has a strong maritime theme with playful details. The one in the 17th floor stands for an international rooftop bar and a restaurant with many dark spatial elements.
The model for the design concept in the Nordic Spa is an ice floe scenery. The design of the SPA´s floor plan as well as the floors for wellness treatments are orientated to this scenery.
Challenging aspects of the interior design The spatial design of the public area in the ground floor was supposed to remain as open as possible and the numerous columns preferably upstaged. An apt zoning of the areas allowed to swirl around those columns and to meet the functional requirements in addition.
The form of the façade and the building´s conical shape represented a significant challenge for room planning. Consequently, 39 types of rooms were designed and grouped in three categories with not right-angled floor plans in many cases.
In the SPA area, the functional programme had to be brought in line with the floor plan at the various floors and to show a linear design language.
Criteria for design and colour concept
The colour scheme arises out of the analysis of the façade colour as well as those of the Als Fjord and the environment.
The woody tones in conjunction with the grey of the tiling show natural colours; the dark furniture underlines the minimalistic Danish design; the colour nuances allow a light feeling of space.
All the rooms have coloured walls and elements that increase in intensity. In the suites of the 15th floor an intensively blue wall contrasts the glass front. Colours and fabrics were specifically developed together with world-famous brands as Kvadrat and can be found only in the hotel Alsik.
In the SPA areas, colours are very reduced but contrasting. Natural elements as stone, fire and water are realized in black-and-white contrasts and accentuated with brass elements.
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