Event hall in Etyek | Architect Miklos Kiss

| 21 : 15 – 24 July, 2018 |



Adding a steel and glass framed structure, Hungarian designer Miklos Kiss designs a event hall in a 200 years old wine cellar.

The event hall located in Etyek, Hungary was developed on a plot where a house and a wine cellar have coexisted since many years. Given the requirement to add up rooms, event hall and a restaurant, the new spaces was envisioned as a greenhouse. Keeping the decor simple and minimalist, the designer added stylish and contemporary elements to the wine cellar. The black-framed glass windows fitted onto the exterior walls of cellar give a stunning glimpse of its historical interiors. The wooden posts and battens supporting the roof lend in a warm and cosy atmosphere to the newly added restaurant.

Wine cellar event hall in Etyek

Exterior and interiors of the event hall


Wine cellar event hall in Etyek, Wooden battens, Wooden ceiling

Simple yet classy – Seating in restaurant space

From the Architects – 

There had been a house and an almost 200-year-old wine cellar on the same plot since the 1990s. I had to take these circumstances into consideration when setting up the rooms appropriate for hosting events and operating a restaurant. The walls of the cellar were beautifully green and covered by climbing plants.

Renovation, Wine cellar event hall in Etyek

Before and after photo – The old house and wine cellar


renovation of wine cellar, event hall, night view

An evening view of the event hall exteriors

Starting from this, I pictured a terrace, which involves the green and engages it with the inner space. My vision was to create a spectacular construction of steel, glass and wood, which resembles the characteristic atmosphere of greenhouses and orangeries.

Wine cellar event hall in Etyek , restaurant seating

Black metal framed tables and chairs for the restaurant


Wine cellar event hall in Etyek, Mosaic flooring

Interior seating within the wine cellar

This way, the plan actually lies upon a fusion of marketing and architectural basis, but relies on the existing potentials and conditions. I changed the original windows of the cellar for flat glass windows in steel frames in order to let more light into the restaurant from which visitors can see the wine cellar as well.

Wine cellar event hall in Etyek

Event hall added to the wine cellar


Flooring, wall arches and masonry of the wine cellar restored

The simplicity of the furnishing was an important aspect because of the convertibility: the restaurant is not permanently serving, but a catering one, so creation of rooms for a wedding with a personal touch was quite important.

Wine cellar event hall in Etyek

Wooden posts and battens lend in warm interiors


Cosy green corner within the restaurant

Project details –


Project Name – Event hall in a 200 years old cellar

Architect Firm – kissmiklos | www.kissmiklos.com

Project Location –  Etyek, Hungary

Lead Architects – Architect Miklos Kiss

Design assistant – Fanni Kárpáti

Project Type – RestaurantHospitality design, Renovation, Event space

Completion year – 2018

Builtup – 300 sq. m2

Project cost – 145 000 USD

Photography Credit – © Eszter Sarah

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