Jakub Marech






From the floating astronaut to the flying sausage stand – the third dimension plays a cosmic role in the new Hotel Superbude on the Prater. And, thanks to the Class for Ideas of the University of Applied Arts it is even managing to totally eliminate gravity: On the basis of a minimal brief – the notion of flying – the students designed the wall coverings of the 17 different room categories. Their designs were judged by the hotel’s interior design team – Laura Karasinski, a former student of the Class for Ideas herself, and Gerd Zehetner. During the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, the Superbude is inviting all those who are enthusiastic about adventure and new perspectives to a cocktail evening, where the students will show them selected rooms and talk about their personal approaches to the task and their experiences of one of their first realized projects. The designs and further entries can be seen throughout the festival in the broad microcosmos of the foyer and the floating mezzanine. 

Developed as part of a course by Sven Ingmar Thies in Matthias Spaetgens’ Class for Ideas at the University of Applied Arts. With works by: Martin Klaffensteiner, Balazs Pusztai, Lenka Reschenbach, Julia Hofmann, Julia Presslauer, Monika Dabrowska, Katerina Dimitrova, Lucia Quiqueran and Nora Delugan