Restaurant Kiang

Restoration and Extension

  • Foto (c) Michael Nagl
  • Foto Michael Nagl
  • Foto Michael Nagl
  • Foto Michael Nagl
  • Foto Michael Nagl
  • Foto Michael Nagl

The restaurant Kiang, located in a historic building in the center of Vienna, was designed by Helmut Richter in 1984. At the time of its opening it represented a radically new approach to interior design, especially compared to the dominant style of Chinese restaurants with dark wood and red lampions.
Although it lacked the traditional Viennese „Gemütlichkeit“, it expressed a new sensitivity and became immediately an architectural icon. 34 years later the owners hired architects Tillner & Willinger for the remodelling of the historic room, contemporary illumination and the design of an extension. The new central room features the atmosphere of a dining kitchen where guests can watch the preparation of cold dishes. A new entrance, the bar and the take-away connect the old and the new rooms.

Rotgasse 8, , 1010 Wien, Austria

Architekten Tillner & Willinger, Wien, Silja Tillner, Wien

Lighting Design:
Christian Ploderer, Wien

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