Quirk Hotel Charlottesville

Quirk Hotel Charlottesville

Architect
ARCHITECTUREFIRM
Location
Charlottesville, VA, United States | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Hotels
James Ewing / JBSA
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
FurnitureMuuto
GlassVitro Architectural Glass
Windows and doorsKawneer
FurnitureAndreu World
HardwareAssa AB
BrickBelden Brick Company

Product Spec Sheet
Furniture
Windows and doors
by Kawneer
Furniture
Hardware
by Assa AB

Quirk Hotel Charlottesville

ARCHITECTUREFIRM as Architects

Quirk is a gallery hotel, designed to create an inclusive environment for the appreciation of art within a unique hospitality setting. Quirk strives to create connections to local artists displayed throughout the hotel and in the on-site gallery, using art to extend this inclusivity to locals as well as travelers and to act as the canvas for art and experience rather than the art itself.

photo_credit James Ewing / JBSA
James Ewing / JBSA

The hotel wraps two 19th century historic buildings and uses them to add richness to the hotel program and diminish the presence of the complex on West Main Street. From West Main, the rhythm of the street fronts and side alleys continues so that it feels less like a large hotel than a series of small commercial spaces. The building has a quiet presence but the drama of the lobby is apparent even from the street. A series of split arches in the lobby frame an elegant and playful space that visually and physically connects West Main with the historic Starr Hill neighborhood to the north. This lobby space is meant to be a semi-public space for both guests and locals and consists of the front desk, a lobby bar, multiple lounges, and a retail shop. The arches also serve as the organization and wayfinding through the lobby as each pair direct guests to other spaces off the lobby, such as a restaurant, ballrooms, and a barrel-vaulted elevator lobby that takes visitors to guestrooms and a rooftop bar with expansive views.

photo_credit James Ewing / JBSA
James Ewing / JBSA

The design takes inspiration from the traditional brick buildings of Charlottesville, while also modernizing and abstracting that tradition with long, white bricks and exposed wood and cast stone trim. This allows the building to act as background for the historic buildings that it embraces, while still maintaining an elegant presence on the street.

photo_credit James Ewing / JBSA
James Ewing / JBSA
photo_credit James Ewing / JBSA
James Ewing / JBSA
photo_credit James Ewing / JBSA
James Ewing / JBSA
photo_credit James Ewing / JBSA
James Ewing / JBSA
photo_credit James Ewing / JBSA
James Ewing / JBSA
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