25hours Bikini Berlin Hotel by Studio Aisslinger | Yellowtrace

25hours Bikini Berlin Hotel by Studio Aisslinger | Yellowtrace

25hours Bikini Berlin Hotel by Studio Aisslinger | Yellowtrace

25hours Bikini Berlin Hotel by Studio Aisslinger | Yellowtrace

25hours Bikini Berlin Hotel by Studio Aisslinger | Yellowtrace

 

In the heart of Berlin’s City West district, wildlife and city life coexist within the shadows of the 25hours Hotel. Part of the Bikini Berlin redevelopment project, this historic building—an important example of post-war modernism—serves as an urban oasis for visitors and locals alike. On one side, the wide green expanses of Tiergarten Park and the animals in the Berlin Zoo; on the other, the bustling Breitscheidplatz, the lively Kurfürstendamm shopping street, and the majestic Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. This duality carries over to the interior of the 149-room hotel, with a playful ‘urban jungle’ concept that includes warm colours, natural materials, and floor-to-ceiling windows that offer direct views of the monkey enclosure.

 

25hours Bikini Berlin Hotel by Studio Aisslinger | Yellowtrace

25hours Bikini Berlin Hotel by Studio Aisslinger | Yellowtrace

25hours Bikini Berlin Hotel by Studio Aisslinger | Yellowtrace

 

Housed in the Kleines Hochhaus, which forms a part of the iconic Bikini Berlin, the hotel has preserved or restored the original 1950s architecture wherever possible. Here you will find plenty of spaces for both work and play, starting with the reception area where the loft-like space has plenty of cozy corners, a café, a kiosk, and meeting spaces. Designed with a creative free spirit, 25hours Hotel Bikini celebrates its city-meets-jungle concept with animal themes and warm natural colours orchestrated by Werner Aisslinger of Studio Aisslinger, which begins right at reception and permeates through all other spaces. Aisslinger Studio aimed at creating an interior “as diverse as the big city it is located in and as wild as a jungle.”

Ok, I have to come clean here. Part of me really love this hotel. The other part is doing a little internal scream and I feel the interior is just trying too damn hard half the time. You know what I’m sayin’? Anyway, I’ll leave it to you to decide.

 


[Images courtesy of 25hours Hotel.]

 

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