Shop Design - medical spa
Vienna, Austria / EU
Franz Josefs-Kai 43
160 m² / 1,500 sf utilizable floor space
Architect / building permit
Ingenieurkonsulent Dipl.-Ing. Gordan Anic
Ing. Alexander Ruthner
When a hairdresser’s shop, a beauty parlor and a doctor’s office are blending you feel well.
Space was limited and had to be flexible and to adapt to changing needs. The center piece is the reception and retail zone at the entrance. A single piece of meander shaped furniture links the customer to the shopkeeper. The whole area is defined by elements that might be seen as furniture or space structure. Sliding elements enlarge and encircle space.
The three different business segments are reflected in a differentiation in material, design and colour.
The doctor’s office is sober and white, a single piece of furniture reflects the whole process of consultation and procedure. Sliding elements open and close space zones.
In the rear part of the shop – before you get to the storage and powder room – there is the waiting zone and a staircase with solid wood steps and a bridge, crossing the bridge you’ll get into the hairdressing area. Wooden floors and wall panels create a cosier environment.
On the lower level, in the cellar is the spa. The row brick walls are covered with a thin layer of white panels, the vaulted ceiling appears row and earth red. Boxes and wall elements structures and divides
the larger space into three sections.
Water, light, scent and acoustic installations are part of the concept and create a unique atmosphere, a space to feel well – we call it il piacere.
This first class hair dresser was widely recognized for special procedures for problematic hair, due to the demand of the clients, he decided to reach beyond his core business and provide an interface to cosmetics and beauty related medical services.
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