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In homage to the book
10/22/2012
The half-open book pages made of “fibreC” glass fiber reinforced concrete by Rieder constitute the distinguishing feature of the Eurostar Book Hotel Munich, photo © Rieder

The Munich Eurostar Book Hotel commissioned both Spanish architectural firm Capella Garcia Arquitectura and Munich-based Schmid Architekten with the design of their new building. Taking the hotel name as its creative leitmotif, the entire building pays homage to the book.

Each of the hotel’s stories reflects a different literary genre, while the rooms and hallways reference famous works. The hotel’s façade makes for a particularly original and distinctive feature: Sweeping, half-open book covers made of “fibreC” glass fiber reinforced concrete by Rieder shape the building’s façade as well as providing shade from the sun.

The manufacturer developed 1,000 square-meters of “fibreC” façade panels for the hotel, each 13 millimeters in thickness. Thanks to a special production method Rieder is able to produce rounded panels from glass fiber concrete and thus open up a world of possibilities for unique, customized building shells.

The half-open book pages made of “fibreC” glass fiber reinforced concrete by Rieder constitute the distinguishing feature of the Eurostar Book Hotel Munich, photo © Rieder
The hotel’s new building was designed by Spanish architectural firm Capella Garcia Arquitectura and Munich-based firm Schmid Architekten, photo © Rieder
Large-format book pages: The design concept seen throughout the entire hotel centers on the theme of literature, photo © Eurostars Book Hotel, Munich
View of the entrance hall with suspended ceiling lights, photo © Eurostars Book Hotel, Munich
The subtle color scheme informs the interior design concept in the hotel’s rooms, photo © Eurostars Book Hotel, Munich
The mirrored wall in the bathroom makes for a real eye-catcher, photo © Eurostars Book Hotel, Munich
Bar with dining area, photo © Eurostars Book Hotel, Munich
View of the breakfast room, photo © Eurostars Book Hotel, Munich
The distinctive façade made of “fibreC” glass fiber reinforced concrete also provides shade from the beaming sun, photo © Rieder

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