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The „Swinging Cobenzl“ – a festival palace, café, bar, multi-use room – is a Viennese landmark. The occasions: weddings, christenings, anniversaries, Christmas, team events … celebrate life!
The impression: graceful and glamorous; the offer: pleasure and conviviality; the requirement: community and common good. Structurally and atmospherically, three central elements make the place tangible: views, bridges and stages framed by nature.

Architectural elements & spatial program
The guiding principle of „Swinging Cobenzl“ is characterized by lightness and distant viewpoints. A place for a new optimism in Vienna and in the world. Functionally, there are three zones, from publicly accessible to completely private. The public object is the café – the private zones are the exclusive ballrooms and guest rooms – the workshops and the Panorama bar form smaller, independent satellites, which can switch between private and open. For the events at the Cobenzl, we created three halls. Each hall conveys an independent character through its free-standing structure. Each spacious terrace is assigned to one of the three event halls.

Rondelle Café – Adaptation & Realignment
We have taken the characteristic curve of the café and develop this gesture further.

Open Cobenzl garden landscape – Agora and Distant Workshops
The new entrance draws visitors up to the central square: the common, multifunctional center, or as we call it: the Agora. Further back in the garden spaces, workshops are provided for all kinds of work – from digital to manual.

The Panorama bar – a new jewel
We create a special jewel-like building attached to the iconic past of the Cobenzl Bar.