HOTEL CALDOR – SELF CHECK IN
"This how you sleep today. Self Check In around the clock. No long waiting." This is how the Hotel Caldor, close to the City border of Vienna, promotes the Hotel.
Seedörfl is a small collection of houses, the surrounding landscape is flat. To the northeast the federal highway B16 cuts through the fields. From the centre cross point the Hotel is buckling. The buckling gives the Hotel a high profile from the main road - both directions. At the cross point you find the lobby, the main access, the check in machine, etc. The two-storey folded volume of the building with its projecting snout, bedrooms on the first floor and striking perforated bands along the façade looks like a built logo. The curtain wall is on hand the protection against weathering for the cross point. On the other hand it also gives shade and shelter. Interesting spaces inside / outside are created which emphasizes the communication between them.
The large asphalted approach, turning and parking area and the self check-in facility in the open foyer give the building something of the flair of a motel. Rooms – from a size of only ten square meters – are reduced on a minimum which doesn’t feel small. The materials are reduced to a minimum too. The bathroom is screened by glass panes with a sliding door. As a result the red three-dimensional bathroom strip becomes an integral part of the room.
Guests receive their key when they want - on the early morning or late night.
To keep the constructions cost very low was one of the main isssues during design and building. Therfore the costs for a room are low, which makes the hotel very successful, the average degree of capacity is of 90 percent.