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Dingelstedt 3 (formerly ON Sud)
Dingelstedt 3 (formerly ON Sud)
Dingelstedt 3 (formerly ON Sud)
Dingelstedt 3 (formerly ON Sud)
Dingelstedt 3 (formerly ON Sud)
Dingelstedt 3 (formerly ON Sud)
Dingelstedt 3 (formerly ON Sud)
Dingelstedt 3 (formerly ON Sud)

The play of colour and non-colour: On Sud Restaurant, now Dingelstedt 3

ON Sud combines the atmosphere of an authentic Viennese pub dating back to around 1900 with the modern restaurant culture of the 21st century. The former corner tavern is located on the south side of the charming square in front of Maria vom Siege church in Vienna’s 15th district. The historical premises provided the starting point for the design of Simon Xie Hong’s new restaurant in his ON series. The concept is based on the idea of colour and non-colour.

Inspired by a tablecloth from the original inn
Inspired by a tablecloth from the original inn

Inspired by the original

The charm of bygone times has been preserved thanks to the incorporation of many original furnishings and elements. The panelling, a large number of pub chairs as well as tables covered with Resopal laminate were restored, repainted in a different colour and reintegrated into the restaurant, as was the large vintage Bretschneider refrigerator. The exact same shades of grey that can be seen on the black-and-white photos of the original tavern were applied to the furniture and walls. A photo of a tablecloth from the original pub served as a reference for a band of patterned tiles that stretches from the bar counter onto the floor and is the defining element of the entrance. The tiles, produced in a Spanish manufactory using a special glazing technique, underscore the elongated bar counter’s role as the centrepiece of the restaurant.

Erich Bernard
The charm of bygone times has been preserved thanks to the incorporation of many original furnishings and elements.
Erich Bernard

Playing with the past

The precision of the various gradations of grey creates an enchanting atmosphere that plays with the past. It is precisely these alienating effects that create a contemporary atmosphere that allows guests to relax, enjoy drinks and food, while also providing a pleasant setting for private conversations. Transparent separating elements made of glass and metal divide the room into well-proportioned dining areas without destroying its basic structure.

Colour accents

ON Sud’s atmosphere is largely characterised by its subtle colour palette. But it would not be a design by BWM Architekten if the meticulous concept were not interrupted by two extraordinary colour breakouts: the bright pink toilets form a world of their own, and the turquoise door leading to an extra room behind the bar is not only a fresh, modern touch of colour, but also a reference to the Greek roots of ON Sud’s chef.

Task
Design concept, interior design, consulting and study, as well as lighting concept and furniture for a restaurant and bar in a former corner tavern in Vienna’s 15th district

Status
Completion 08/2017

Area
200 m²

Location
Vienna, Austria

Client
ON Sud Gastronomie und GroßhandelsgesmbH

BWM Team
Erich Bernard, Ingrid Schmid

Image credit
BWM Architekten/Christoph Panzer

Participants

Structural design
pedit & partner architekten with Manuel Martinez

On-site supervision
burgstaller & partner

Press

7 March 2018

Architektur & Bauforum Instyle

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