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BEHF Architects wins a duo of German Design Awards 2020

BEHF Architects has been awarded the German Design Award 2020 in the category Excellent Architecture for the projects Hotel DAS TRIEST, PORTO Bar (Excellent Architecture – Retail Architecture) and KOLLER + KOLLER AM WAAGPLATZ Restaurant (Excellent Architecture – Interior Architecture).

Stephan Ferenczy (BEHF Architects) handing over the German Design Award 2020 to Oliver Dzijan (Hotel DAS Triest) © DAS Triest

German Design Award 2020: Excellent Architecture – Retail Architecture Winner: Hotel DAS TRIEST, PORTO Bar

Vienna’s boutique design hotel DAS TRIEST, a popular accommodation choice among international artists and celebrities, has expended its offerings with the acquisition of the neighbouring property, which has now been renovated. BEHF Architects has been commissioned for the interior design of the bar and restaurant area.

Located in the heart of Vienna’s hip Freihaus district for more than hundred years, Das Triest combines elements of the original suburban architecture with the charm of the Biedermeier. Guests coming from Rilkeplatz, enter the main room of PORTO Bar through a cubic copper-covered door. The walls of the room are clad in simple and quiet, yet high-quality continuous travertine stone, which extends up to the ceiling.

PORTO Bar is designed in such a way that it allows views into the entire space, as well as out into the bustling streetscape. A focal point of the space is a bar counter featuring a simple travertine stone base with copper finish.

© Rupert Steiner

German Design Award 2020: Excellent Architecture – Interior Architecture Winner: KOLLER + KOLLER AM WAAGPLATZ Restaurant

The listed restaurant is one of the city’s most historic buildings and restaurants, while also representing an important social and cultural facility for the city of Salzburg. After undergoing a significant six-month-renovation, KOLLER + KOLLER AM WAAGPLATZ has opened its doors with a brand new look.

BEHF Architects has envisioned a design strategy which brings in the 21st-century to the interior’s aesthetic, giving it a refreshing and contemporary update, and at the same time highlights the historic characteristics of the city’s iconic building from the 12th century.

© Rupert Steiner

The winners in the category »Excellent Architecture« are on display at the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt until 23 February 2020.

The German Design Awards constitute the German Design Council’s premium international prize, and is one of the world’s most renowned design competitions.