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Café Restaurant Corbaci

Image: Hertha Hurnaus

Opening hours:
Mon–Sat 11:00–24:00
Sun & public holidays 11:00–23:00

Food served:
11:00–23:00
Fri, Sat 11:00–23:30

Viennese cuisine with an Oriental touch.

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 Corbaci. 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 Corbaci in the Architekturzentrum Wien
Image: Hertha Hurnaus
Coffee-house, vault lined with Turkish tiles
Café-Restaurant Corbaci in the Architekturzentrum Wien
Image: Hertha Hurnaus