Palais Berg

Graffiti 4.0

A former conference room in the basement of a bank on Schwarzenbergplatz was converted into an event location within 6 months. This was all in the spirit of Graffito.


1010 Vienna, Austria




Event location


Niklas Stadler

Commissioned by

Palais Berg Events GmbH


Graffiti, plural of the Italian word "graffito", stands for visual components on surfaces, for example signs, lettering or images. Graffiti is sprayed or painted on suitable surfaces and can also be created by a change in the construction of the objects. In our case, graffiti is a space-filling, three-dimensional graffiti based on algorithms and cybernetics, which has its roots in Op Art.


Light and colour

Optical art emerges from the experimental tradition of the Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism: both build on the idea that a strict dividing line must be drawn between the phenomena of light and colour. In contrast to light, colour has a material bond to a surface. Two types of Op Art result from the separation of spatial light and planar colour: kinetic Op Art in three-dimensional space and static Op Art on a two-dimensional plane - both of which can be found in Palais Berg.

Variable spatial phenomenon

The floor of the conference hall reflects the earth-toned colours of the ceiling. A room divider - which gives the venue its name - resembles a mobile black mountain. It not only acts as a visual highlight, but also creates a variable space for different requirements.



Surprising visual experience

Three-dimensional, geometric blocks can be combined in different ways. They let refracted light into the room, creating surprising but also irritating optical effects and imagined movements. Various mirrors reflect the interior of the hall and create a new sense of space. The graffiti on the ceiling forms a reference to the Arecibo message - a binary coded message containing information about human biology.

The venue is divided into two halls of 380 m² and 100 m². The smaller hall can be separated or extended depending on the size of the event, allowing the location to be adapted to the needs of the guests.

Söhne & Partner Architekten, Palais Berg, Außenansicht, Treppe
Söhne & Partner Architekten, Palais Berg, Außenansicht, Treppe
Söhne & Partner Architekten, Palais Berg
Söhne & Partner Architekten, Palais Berg
Söhne & Partner Architekten, Palais Berg, Außenansicht