Untere Donaustrasse 13-15, A - 1020 Wien
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HOP - magdas Hotel
Laufbergergasse 12, 1020 Vienna
A former retirement home from the 1960s is transformed into a hotel. Its unusual concept and history make magdas Hotel, situated just outside the green landscape of Vienna’s Prater area, a social business that brings together different cultures and creates new opportunities. Already since November 2014, two residential units for living-communities, which are part of the hotel, have been home to 25 juvenile refugees who came to Austria without their parents and are supported by the local Caritas, the Austrian chapter of the Catholic relief and humanitarian aid organization. For them, the hotel is a temporary place to stay, and for some of them it is also a workplace, because the staff working at the social-value-added hotel is, for the most part, made up of refugees. For the interior design of the lobby, restaurant and bar, hotel rooms, and apartments, AllesWirdGut drew on existing pieces, found objects, and an ingenious mix of elements.