Prater Glacis

Prater Glacis brings under one roof in the heart of Vienna two different trend-setters in the hotel scene: Superbude from Hamburg (a reinterpretation of the hostel) and ZOKU from Amsterdam (work-life-lofts for visitors who need more than a hotel room). It also fulfills their different functions within a building offering a variety of designs for individual choice. The U-shaped symmetrical building responds to its surroundings, providing privacy and quiet rooms facing the inner yard and exciting generous views towards its surroundings and the Prater – the well-known Viennese recreation and entertainment park. Highlights are two rooftop bars and terraces with breathtaking views over Vienna that made Prater Glacis a new hot spot in the city´s busy life. Through its materials, design and location Prater Glacis contributes to sustainability and biodiversity. It boasts a timber façade, a vertical garden towards the park and, built on a former parking for buses, it did not require sealing any green surface at all. The hotel has permanent inhabitants too: on the roof live the Superbude bees, producing a very tasty “Superhoney”. Prater Glacis shows a hotel can be more than a sum of rooms to sleep in.


Nonconform ZT GmbH

IG Immobilien Management GmbH

Year of completion

Vienna, Austria

Total area
16.065 m2

Site area
9.500 m2

Kurt Hörbst

Stage 180°

Project Partners

Superbude, Zoku, Atelier Karasinski & Archiguards, Concrete Amsterdam, Baumanagement Forstner GmbH, Die innovativen Brandschutzplaner GmbH, Schober & Partner Ziviltechnikergesellschaft mbH, Elektrotechnische Planungs GmbH, Indutherm Planungs & Installationsgesellschaft mbH, BauConsult Bau & PlanungsgesmbH

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