Beautiful inside & out.

There was little money available for the hotel conversion, so we relied on re- and upcycling right from the start. With the support of the Viennese architecture firm "Alleswirdgut" and the artist Daniel Büchel, existing items such as the built-in cupboards of the former retirement home were dismantled and converted into tables, lamps and benches during the nine-month conversion phase. Old doors became new mirrors, discarded luggage racks from the ÖBB (Austrian Railway) became wardrobes, and halved armchairs became bedside cabinets.

Volunteers knitted lampshades, worked on the garden and lent a hand wherever necessary. The Academy of Fine Arts furnished the rooms with artworks and designed the hotel façade.

In 2015, the magdas HOTEL was awarded the Austrian State Prize for Design.

magdas photos

magdas - where are you?

Drawn map of Vienna in green and blue color. The magdas Hotel and all the important sights are marked.

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