INTERIORS: Aspria Hotel
Client Aspria Berlin
Location Berlin, Germany
A blend of harmonious lines, soft colors and modern materials, the hotel conversion of a former industrial building, expands the adjoining Aspria sport and wellness club. Thirty-nine guest rooms, three apartments and two conference rooms spread over three floors result in an innovative series of calming, highly modern spaces.
Guests enter their room to view a panoramic window and a tailor-made pedestal bed floating in the middle of the space. The bed unit conceals the wardrobe and minibar, and integrates reading lights and storage niches. Nearly 3.5m overhead the original ribbed concrete structure is visible, with a portion of the ceiling sloping down to present a flat screen television. Carefully selected furnishings from Vitra and Walter Knoll appoint the room, while a desk along the window leans downward to form a window seat.
The room’s open layout makes the most of nearly 30m2 of usable area, linking a dressing area and washbasin with the living area. Separate shower and toilet areas are partitioned off with frosted glass sheets; a clever hinge mechanism allows one panel to become a shower stall door. Full of light and thoughtful design touches, the hotel’s contemporary flair partners well with a brand that ‘never stands still.’
Photographs: Jan Bitter
Construction Architects: RLP