In Berlin, from a public bath to an exclusive 4-star resort with a swimming pool
Hotel Oderberger is located on the historic Stadtbad Oderberger Straße, a building designed in 1898 by the architect Ludwig Hoffmann in Neo-Renaissance style that functioned as a public bath since the 19th century. Besides a 20-meter pool open to the public and hotel guests, the facility boasts 70 rooms, 2 apartments, a bar and a restaurant, in an excellent location in the quiet Prenzlauer Berg district.
For the renovation the owners called in Mathias Jensch and Britt Sylvia Eckelmann of the architecture firm cpm architekten. Since the conservation of historical features was the main focus of the refurbishing, the 100 typical doors of the cabins in the facility have been completely restored and recycled.
This has been made possible thanks to the choice of using the Eclisse counterframes for sliding doors. The counterframe is composed of a sturdy metal structure and designed – in both the drywall and the stucco wall version – to permit very flexible design of the panels, with a maximum weight of 150 kg.
Thanks to these solutions, the specialists of Restoration Werkstätten Berlin GmbH have been able to recovery the doors of the historic cabins. The door panels have been inserted in a wooden frame and enclosed by two panes of glass, supported by slim brass sections. In this guise, the old doors contribute a unique effect to the modern hotel rooms.