Historical substance meets modern architecture
Manufactum department store Vienna
At a time when consumers place great value on sustainability and authenticity, Manufactum celebrates the good things like almost no other brand. The retailer‘s philosopy is consequently presented trhoughout the entire department stores and is reflected for example by a selected assortment or the popular brot&butter shops. There, Manufactum presents food items of traditional production as well as an in-house bakery. In 2018, the company opened its first international department store in Vienna, in the listed building of the austrian control bank. For this extraordinary retail property, we developed the store design as well as the gastronomy concept for the bistro with Schanigarten. The design for the first store in Austria is also shaped by the idea of retaining as much of the existing historical structure as possible. The space should make apparent its connection to the city of Vienna and convey this in its materiality.
Am Hof, Vienna
800 square meters