A hostel in Hamburg that makes you say “wow”
Laser engraving of wood
Not only convinces the design but also the innovative concept of hotelier Kai Hollmann. Located in a former telecommunications office, which was built at the turn of the century, Superbude offers a successful mix of a straightforward overnight stay at a hostel and the service of a technically extremely well equipped hotel. If necessary, the occupancy of these individually furnished “Buden” (rooms) can be adjusted flexibly. That way, turning double rooms into 3-bed or 4-bed rooms is only a matter of a few simple steps. Superbude has 90 rooms for up to 270 guests.
The main design idea for Superbude was to have cost-efficient furnishings that add authentic character, originality, and functional comfort to the hostel. That was implemented, among other things, through integration or alienation of materials and everyday objects that are typical for the neighborhood.
An about 40 m long multifunctional wall made of yellow wood panels in the lounge area exemplifies that approach. Important functional units of the hostel are integrated into the wall, such as the Internet station, safes, and a sitting area made of jeans. Special highlight: as a reference to the port city of Hamburg and as a guiding theme throughout the hostel, a pattern of tortuous, continuous ropes has been laser engraved into the wooden panels. These ropes are to be found on the wall of every of the 90 bathrooms.
Particular challenges pose the fluent transitions from one panel to another, especially when corners are involved. Due to latest laser cutting systems with a machining area of up to 2 m x 3 m as well as advanced control systems for a best possible optimization of parameters, KURIOS was able to achieve an efficient and precisely fitting result in no time. Archiving parameters ensures an extremely well reproducibility and process reliability for potential follow-up orders.
Once again, this project revealed a big advantage in collaborating with KURIOS: thanks to efficient project management and a high productivity, KURIOS was capable of reacting fast and flexible to last-minute structural modifications and temporal delay. The new interior design tells stories and touches senses. It is worth taking a closer look!