Bates Smart’s Mumm Champagne Bar, commissioned for the Victoria Racing Club, is a standout venue in the new Club Stand. As the brand’s first bar in the southern hemisphere, patrons experience the art of champagne in a vibrant, contemporary interior which evokes the energy of the race. The design team travelled to France from Australia to visit Maison Mumm, and learn first-hand the quintessential qualities of the brand and the art of making champagne. The interior is designed similar to a theatrical set with the service staff performing the iconic sabrage ritual of opening champagne.
The central idea behind Lah Lah from LW was to design a Greenhouse dining experience with an urban Asian twist by hanging greenery, adding crates and an herb garden concept throughout. Japanese slang embossed onto the reclaimed timber shelving compliments the feature Asian street art murals and quirky koi fish that can be found around the restaurant. The urban aesthetic and sense of place naturally attracts the target market of the energetic millennial crowd, groups of friends, young families and couples.
The Y design from Asthetique reflects the youth and diversity of generation Y - bold and ironic 30-40-year-old residents of the megalopolis who created the first video games and was pivotal in the Internet boom. The Y design was created to exemplify this generation’s current status as it features spaces for their children, a café, and a separate area for more sophisticated dining.
And finally located in the Hudson Yards development Queensyard from CetraRuddy Architecture is an all-day dining destination guided by the historic memory of the site’s use as a rail yard, which has been interpreted in a modern way. The design reflects influences of culture, site and history, blending the warm environment of an English country home with modern materials and bespoke detailing to create a unique and homelike setting that responds to the energy and excitement of a live-work-play destination.