The brief was to design a series of contemplative spaces with a landscape component that could support a food and wine bar after hours. An overall emphasis was placed on developing a dramatic result based on design experimentation, innovation and renewed experience.
The hypothetical clients were working closely with City of Sydney to promote social and cultural initiatives dedicated to enlivening Sydney scenic locations. The clients, being design oriented, were seeking a facility that created a renewed experience for their customers, while being conscious and respectful of the site.
As such, the selected site was identified as Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay on the harbour foreshore to maximise on Sydney’s scenic harbour views. The clients saw the existing built qualities of the site as the foundations for their creative and functional needs while desiring a new insertion that will experiment with materials, form and immaterial qualities such as light and shadow to form a serene and tranquil location during the day, and a busy bustling space during the night.
Kim De Haan