The disused site was part of the Recital Centre Project, and was always intended to be a cafe. The challenge was to create something that engaged with the existing foyer, establishing it’s own identity while still fitting in and not competing with the recital centre.The result is an inclusive space that enhances the whole building, and draws people in to look at the entire recital centre. Due to budget constraints we worked with the existing expressed services aesthetic and concentrated on areas of jewel-like detail, which brought focus within a large scale space.
Arts Victoria / Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt Street, Southbank