Ester Bruzkus and Patrick Batek were commissioned by AZIMUT to develop the new vision for their international chain of hotels. Remaining true to their high aspirations and to their restrained style, the architects have created a series of modern and charming 3-star-plus hotels with a warm yet simple atmosphere. AZIMUT Moskow was the first project in which this concept was put into practice. Located in the gutted shell of an old textile factory from 1867, guests are welcomed by the brick ambience of the industrial revolution. Inside they find the golden reception block used in all newly designed AZIMUT Hotels, accompanied by dark flooring and light oak wall panelling. The concept includes the striking signage installations as well as furniture and lighting for the public areas, designed for AZIMUT by Ester Bruzkus and Patrick Batek together with the graphic design studio Baily and Baily. Decorative objects curated by and photographs by the young emerging artist Martin Monk on the theme of the Moscow subway and unusual sightseeing locations, support the welcoming atmosphere. The decor of the rooms follows on from the “smart-concept” developed by the architects: to use limited space in a highly functional way. Bruzkus Batek designed the furniture for maximum use of space and comfort. This includes the pale wood furniture such as the desk and bench that form a combined module, or the space-saving row of clothes hooks that runs the length of the room, for jackets, jewellery, bags or anything else as needed. Guests find modern rooms with all the comforts expected from a hotel. As a special feature many of the rooms at Azimut Moscow are decorated with whitewashed brick walls – a tribute to the old textile factory. Team: Ester Bruzkus, Patrick Batek, Julia Mair, Veronika Chikowa, Katja Schuster Decoration Objects by