According to the topology of the place at the river and from the dynamics of the property, the concept for a tower water was born. It was important to maintain the basic characteristics of an inn as a solitary object. Since the extensive room layout required a lot of space, but at the same time the surroundings along the Naab were to be retained as far as possible, only one tower was considered to meet these requirements at the gates of Regensburg.
The classical architectural language of an inn is abstracted in the design and taken up in various places in an idealized way. This is done with the help of basic volumes, which are arranged mentally on the base and thus form a space as a positive. Then the negative is filled with mass in order to turn this mental form skeleton into real space.
The tower is divided into four areas:
On the ground floor, the saddle roof contains the restaurant, which opens onto the outside area. On the second and third floors are the rooms for administration, the social room, and a plugged space for events and flexible use. The hotel rooms are located on the upper floors. They take advantage of the height, with maximum openings to the outside. The tower is closed off by a public roof terrace.
The roof terrace and the ground floor form a functional and spatial frame. These are connected by the stairs and elevator. The surrounding staircase also makes it possible to experience the height of the building and view the landscape from different perspectives.
The use of thermo-concrete as a structural material is a consistent implementation of the concept. Thus, the monolithic massiveness of the solitary object is duly expressed.