Babenberger Passage

Underground clubbing

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    The main idea was to revive a former pedestrian underpass which included abandoned shops and connected Babenbergerstraße and Burggarten. The site was – and still is – an extraordinary place for a night club.

    From the street level the only sign of the club beneath are four descending glass staircases. One of them functions as entrance, the rest was recycled into lighting sculptures featuring opaque light cylinders.

    Prismatic pattern of reinforced concrete ceiling

    Down at the Babenberger Passage three bars engulf a central dance floor and zone the club. Various groups of easy chairs along the perimeter segue the way into calmer lounge areas.

    The prismatic pattern of the reinforced concrete ceiling - a relict from pedestrian underpass days - contains the lighting and provides the club with a unique appearance.

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    Where

    Vienna, Austria

    When

    2002