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Sechser: Heterotopic Nightclub in Vienna, Austria by Söhne & Partner Architects, Amazing Architecture, 2020

Architect’s Statement:

The design concept of the new bar and nightclub is Mannerist. Mannerism has always stood for a time of change in the historical context and is represented by keywords such as adornment, uncommonness, opulence, artificiality, and abstruseness. To keep up with the current trend of Mannerism, the location was developed with clashing styles as well as opulence, by using fine fabrics and wallpapers from House of Hackney London.

image © Severin Wurnig


Heterotopia (from gr. hetero (different) and topos (place) is a term defined by Michel Foucault in the early years (1967) of his Philosophy, which he used for places and their intrinsic systematic meaning, which the current norms have not at all or not completely been implementing or which function according to their own rules. Foucault assumes that there are spaces that are reflecting the social relations in a special way, by representing, negating and inverting them.

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