Metamorphosis of the space.
New design for the NFIVE concept store in Vienna’s Neubau district by BWM Architekten.
Back in 2009 BWM Architekten developed a rough look for the popular NFIVE concept store in Neubaugasse. Now the time was ripe for a touch-up or, as BWM architect Erich Bernard puts it, for a “metamorphosis of the space”. Different haptic states of the colour white play a central role in the new design: whether rough, smooth or silky, shades of white overlay the various materials. The existing design is treated repectfully; the space as a whole continues to evolve. Light-coloured wood is a complementary element that provides the necessary warmth and cosiness. Light is also a key element of the concept: lines of light react to, break or reinforce the architectural contours of the space and give the store its unique character.
Erich Bernard, CEO and one of the founders of the renowned Vienna-based architecture firm: “The Turek family and I share a long-standing, successful relationship that has endured more than two decades. I am delighted that we can now be a part of taking NFIVE to the next level.”
Concept for the NFIVE concept store, feasibility study, extension + refurbishment concept
Neubaugasse 5, 1070 Wien, Österreich
Erich Bernard, Rita Guggenberger, Eleni Nagl, Sanja Piro, Kinga Baluch, Elena Romagnoli
BWM Architekten, NFIVE/Teresa Wagenhofer