In terms of programme, the renovation of the Austrian Trade Council required the remodelling of the interior to create flexible spaces for both normal office use and frequent receptions and conventions. In terms of aesthetics, it was considered important to recover the harmony of the original building, which had been much altered over the course of 30 years. To achieve this, a consistent geometrical concept (the language of the cube) was applied throughout, from the floor plans to the furniture and fittings. Design and construction ran in parallel, phased over nine months to allow continuous occupation of the building.
Source: Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Ground floor area: 297 m²; combined floor area: 1,133 m²; total site area: 880 m²