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The new LGV shop in a heritage-protected building is reminiscent of a traditional Viennese grocery store

Vienna’s market gardeners produce fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables every day. This flagship store, located close to the Naschmarkt in Vienna’s centre, aims to reinforce and promote their brand. The goods sold here are fresh products delivered daily by Vienna’s market gardeners and special baked goods and dairy products. The 100m2 shop is located in a historical, heritage-protected building. The entire space is clad with tiles: crisp light green on the upper floor, and white in the dairy zone on the ground floor. A practical modular system made of light-brown wood crates is used for stacking the goods. This concept was developed by Neumann, a small Austrian company that creates ecological packaging solutions and whose customers include the Sacher Corporation.

Erich Bernard
We had two main sources of inspiration for our design for this shop, which sells mainly fresh produce: on the one hand, the greengrocer’s shop as a reference to the past, and on the other hand, the market stall as a point of sale.
Erich Bernard

The goods take centre stage

BWM had two main sources of inspiration for their design for this shop, which sells mainly fresh produce: on the one hand, the greengrocer’s shop as a reference to the past, and on the other hand, the market stall as a point of sale. Inside, the shop also recalls the food production of bygone days. High-quality furnishings unite these associations of production, sales stall and market garden. All constructed elements recede into the background so that the produce can take centre stage. The space is clad with special tiles on the walls; the subtle colours – light and dark green as well as white – mark the different areas. Upon closer inspection, customers can discover patterns on the tiles, which gives the space an artistic aspect as well.

Practical modular concept

The simple wooden creates are a practical element that allows the presentation of the goods to be easily changed and adapted. They represent the smallest unit of a market stall, can be used in a variety of ways and bring the appeal of a market stall into the shop.

Design, study and planning for a vegetable shop with sales area and shop counter

Completion 05/2017

100 m²

LGV Gemüse und Obst GmbH

BWM Team
Erich Bernard, Markus Flägner, Eleni Nagl, Marlies Klauser

Image credit
BWM Architekten / Christoph Panzer


Electrical planning
ab-concept Gmbh

Civil engineering
DI Gerhard Hejkrlik GmbH

DI Gerhard Hejkrlik GmbH

Neumann GmbH


Won: Iconic Award 2019

7 August 2019

Won: Iconic Award 2019

Celebrating four awards at the same time! Four BWM projects have been awarded the Iconic Award 2019 "Innovative Architecture" in the "Interior" category. The Salon Sacher was nominated „Best of Best“, the highest award within the internationally renowned design and architectural competition. The design of the Konditorei Oberlaa pastry store in the Mariahilfer Straße as well as the innovative concept of grätzlhotel range among the „Winner“ awards, the LGV-Gärtnergschäftl among the „Selection“ awards.

National Design Prize 2019 – finalist!

10 July 2019

National Design Prize 2019 – finalist!

We are proud that three BWM projects have made it on the shortlist of the Staatspreis Design 2019, the National Design Prize 2019. We are among the finalists with the Salon Sacher, the LGV-Gärtnergschäftl and the House of Austrian History/Haus der Geschichte Österreich (hdgö) and thus represented in the accompanying catalogue as well as at the exhibition at designforum Vienna.


5 February 2019


LGV Gärtnergschäftl in Wien