Today i have found another interesting example of original temporary accomodation from Austria! In particoular i find it a good way to enjoy the urban landscape during a trip! I’m speaking about PixelHotel in Linz, Austria, near the Danubio.
Linz was 2009’s European Capital of Culture, along with Vilnius, which gave small cities a chance to show off their unique charms. In this scenario, PixelHotel represents a project to invite guests to spend their stay in Linz residing in a unconventional sort of lodging.
“The individual rooms and suites are dispersed throughout the entire city. Here, a room’s situated in an old storefront; there, it’s in a former workshop set on a backstreet courtyard or on a ship. All over town, there are interesting but unused premises that are being converted into hotel rooms in conjunction with this urban development and architectural project. They’re in nice residential areas, downtown, industrial zones and working-class neighborhoods—after all, every part of town has its stories to tell and the Pixelhotel lets guests experience them right up close.
A Pixel is the smallest unit of the hotel. For breakfast, though, guests have to leave the premises and make their way to one of the cafés located nearby. Same goes for lunch and dinner: you’re called upon to take city map and transit system pass in hand and discover the culinary pleasures the city has to offer. Thus, the restaurants of Linz serve as the hotel’s dining room, and neighborhood pubs with their local color more than make up for the absence of a lobby bar.”