Austrian Cultural Forum
In November 2005, the Austrian Cultural Forum commissioned NBA to develop the concept for refurbishment of its Knightsbridge headquarters. The 5 storey Victorian building of Rutland Gate had minor reconfiguration since its 1956 refurbishment by Austrian interior designer Karl Aubock. In conjunction with English Heritage the existing fabric of this Grade II listed building has been sympathetically altered to bring light and colour into long thin floor plans. Following on from the tradition of the building as a celebration of the qualities of Austrian design, the interiors of the Austrian Cultural Forum have been fitted out with examples of work from Austrian designers and manufacturers including Zumtobel, Bene and Wiesner Hager.


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