Less than twelve months after the beginning of the design, the mt hotel in Zeltweg, Austria, welcomed its first guests. The project was realised by the KLMS architectural practice in Gleisdorf. The client stated that right from the outset that the time frame would be tight. KLMS met this challenge with a construction that could be completed quickly — without any compromises on quality or stature: The entire four-storey building is a prefabricated construction.
On the ground floor, the planners decided on prefabricated and semi-finished components in the form of cavity wall elements. On the first and second floors, prefabricated timber components were used. The fact that their surfaces are also used as the wall surface in some places not only allows a further time saving: It also affects the appearance of the room and provides a warm, cosy atmosphere in the rooms — fitting with the rural environment of Styria.
Drywall facing formwork with an insulation insert ensures secure sound protection in the area of the 45 hotel rooms. With a corridor wall, partition (insulation insert up to 6,0 cm) and outside wall, each hotel room represents a separate static and decoupled system from a sound perspective. Supporting the timber wall panels on Sylomer mounts reinforces the sound separation from other components.
The hotel is located on a slight slope. From the access level, the view opens out onto three storeys. All four storeys — from the basement to the second upper floor — are visible from the lower site level. Framed in elegant black, the entrance area and ground floor stand out visually on this side and set their own character. While the hotel rooms have classic window openings, the ground floor has large-scale openings. They allow visual connections with the landscape of the Murtal valley and invite travellers to rest a while in the panorama breakfast area.
mt hotel, Zeltweg/Austria
Architects: KLMS Architekten
Building type: property
Year of construction: 2011