The starting point for the design of the six sales levels was the idea of a “building with windows” – a modern, abstract interpretation of a classical building typology. The building will assert itself as tectonically powerful, and demonstrate a long-lasting, institutional character through the selection of its materials and proportions. The defining material for the façade is a light-coloured, finely pointed Danube Limestone. The façade will be solidly built, corresponding in its materiality and craftsmanship with the historic context. A translucent glass and bronze structure crowns the atrium in the tradition of the large department stores of the 19th century.
David Chipperfield Architects has won an international competition for the design of the new Peek & Cloppenburg flagship store in Vienna. The new flagship store will be located on Kärtner Strasse, in Vienna’s historic centre, a district protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.