The Vienna Secession in the new building designed by OMA

OMA wins the competition for the new KaDeWe department store and hotel in Vienna, a project that includes public spaces and green terraces in the historical center.

OMA won the competition organized by Signa for KaDeWe department store and hotel in Vienna. Located in the Austrian city’s Museumquartier, the project has been designed by Laurence Bolhaar, Ellen van Loon and Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli and it’s going to be the first by the studio in the city.

The building is made by two volumes, with the store on the front and the hotel on the back, separated by a green pedestrian path from which people have access to public terraces upstairs, featured by trees and sun decks. Inspired by the Vienna Secession style, the facade is directly connected to the street and to the historical center. In the architects’ words: “The value of department stores should be measured by their ability to engage the local context”.

KaDeWe Vienna – The Link
Retail, hotel, rooftop gardens, public spaces
Project architect:
OMA / Laurence Bolhaar
Ellen van Loon and Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli
Anita Ernodi, Alexei Haddad, Mattia Inselvini, Natalie Konopelski, Antonia Rubic, Massimo Tenan, Michele Zambetti
Landscape architect:
Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten
IPJ Ingenieursbüro P. Jung
Structural engineering and MEP:
Vasko + Partner
Signa Development

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