Holloway Li turned to the ‘Innerer Klang’ philosophy of Russian painter Wassily Kandinsky to adapt this former office into the WunderLocke hotel.
Located in Sendling, the Munich hotel makes the most of the building’s existing structure, with rooms stripped back to the underlying concrete framework. This chimes with the artist’s belief in finding the inner resonance or ‘voice’ of things.
Accompanying the newly unveiled skeleton of the building is a palette of strong colours, wood, raffia and marble. It’s finished with an abundance of plants, contrasting the more severe concrete columns and beams. Existing elements, such as a terrazzo staircase, have been restored, while new additions are designed to accommodate future adaptations or renovations.
Rooms at the Munich hotel start from €126 per night and Holloway Li has reflected Kandinsky’s style via colour blocks, geometric shapes and clean lines. Soothing shades of blue and green are used extensively throughout, and WunderLocke is also home to several food offerings, including a restaurant, coffee shop and cocktail bar. All have a local and sustainable focus.