With a Few Light Steps Across the Black Galaxy

architect Dražena Filjak
project Erste Private Banking, Vienna, Austria
written by Aleksander Laslo


In the objectively cramped space of Erste Private Banking (EPB), belonging to the oldest and most powerful Austrian financial institution Die Erste, refurbished recently in the attic of a part of the bank’s empire at Petersplatz 7 (opposite the north side of Petrikirche), in the very centre of Vienna’s first district, Black Galaxy represents the firm soil of the protected island/harbour of the entrance, EPB’s reception area, surrounded by the soft, blue sea of the most comfortable carpet which washes all the bays of this illusionistic archipelago.