The Room - Sofiensäle

One place, many purposes


1030 Vienna, Austria






Severin Wurnig

Lighting design

Christian Ploderer

Commissioned by

SOFIENSÄLE Gastronomie & Event GmbH


The design of the new restaurant in Vienna focuses on combining the long tradition of the Sofiensäle with modern and contemporary architecture.

The Room is café, bar, restaurant and club in one location. The day design offers bright colors and a cozy feel-good atmosphere for breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner or just a cup of coffee or tea, whilst the central bar area bribes the visitors at night with different lightning moods and fancy cocktails.

The location includes a smoking and a non smoking area on a total of 500 square meters. The smoking room offers a huge open window front and is located near the street area.

By planning the kitchen facilities in the basement, the ground area is all available for the restaurant rooms.

Shaped like a diamond

The entire design consists of many traditional materials: natural woods from an oak, felt made from recycled PET bottles and handmade concrete tiles from Morocco.

The two bars are located in the center of the The Room and include eye-catching background design. Shaped like diamonds they dominate the whole location.