X Architekten | Vanilli
The bar “Vanilli“, on the ground floor of a house situated in the old town, has been the most popular venue of Linz’s trendy nightlife for more than two decades. The new »Vanilli« has come alive again as a cavernous tunnel whose extensive length guides the flow of guests by itself; like a dynamic system whose two bar areas on either end act as the two points of attraction.
The resulting friction that emerges energises the bar, making both the concept and gastronomic experience flourish. Two functional elements enclose and emphasise this stream. An organic mirrored wall panel with cushioned and illuminated seating niches is contrasted with the angular steal bar area opposite.
To keep the dynamic balance, the popular entrance area now competes with a distinctive “antipole” at the rear end of the tubular bar. Firstly, the private room »Private Mystery Space« with white window dummies mounted on the ceiling that turns the idea of a “back room” into something playful and secondly the bathroom area known as the »Silent Wood Rooms« which surprises with nature scenes.
“Vanilli” offers an enriching experience for the nightlife area of the old town in the warmer months when the shutters are opened into the Hofgasse.Location: Hofgasse, Linz, Oberösterreich, Austria Architect: X Architekten
Client: Vanilli GmbH
Planning data: Constructional data:
Direct order: 2008 Floor space: 163 m2
Start of planning: April 2008
Completion date: Januray 2009 Constructional data: Photos: David Schreyer
Floor space: 163 m2