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Café Restaurant at the Az W

Café-Restaurant at the Architekturzentrum Wien
© Photograph: Hertha Hurnaus

The Az W Café Restaurant is closed until further notice!

French architects Anne Lacaton and Jean Philippe Vassal, whose philosophy of building is based on the intelligent use of low-cost materials, were responsible for the design and execution of the Az W Café Restaurant. The pattern of the ceiling tiles was designed especially for this space by Turkish artist Asiye Kolbai-Kafalier in collaboration with the architects and was produced in Istanbul.

“We had this idea of a Turkish café in which you can sit very comfortably and chat for hours. We were confronted with a brick vault and the project idea was simply to hang a ‘firmament’ in this space. This firmament was made in ceramic, with Oriental tiles.” (Anne Lacaton)

Coffee-house, vault lined with Turkish tiles
Café-Restaurant at the Architekturzentrum Wien
© Photograph: Hertha Hurnaus
Coffee-house, vault lined with Turkish tiles
Café-Restaurant at the Architekturzentrum Wien
© Photograph: Hertha Hurnaus