At 13/21 Barrack Street Sydney; the Ground Floor and First Floor has been redesigned as a part of an Urban Activation Project for the City of Sydney. The Laneway which is an existing public space, has been redeveloped to attract City dwellers and visitors to the site at any time of the day, night and throughout the seasons. The Area is surrounded by a mixture of amenities such as cafés, bars, restaurants, retail stores, banks, markets and many other services available to the public.
The Laneway is surrounded by hybrid building, commercial towers and multi-storey residential buildings which has created wind tunnels; the wind tunnels help ease the temperature during the summer however does not in winter.
The main concept behind the design at the Laneway was decided by having installed rotating glass panels, which control the direction of the wind making the Laneway cool during hot weather and a comfortable temperature during winter; creating a greenhouse like effect.
I have gone with the white finishes to bring a clean, sharp and modern look to the café and bar area. The wooden finishes help to break the white finishes and helps break the seating area, the trees/plants brings a nature feel to the modern spatial area. The high ceiling helps make the area look and feel spacious while the low hanging ceiling lights help bring a warm and intimate feeling to the bar area.
Seating area was made spaciously in the café area, to help with traffic flow as well as creating a comfortable space for customers to relax and walk with ease to and from their table to the café area. The bar seating area with the high tables helps to bring the bar and intimate feeling between its patrons and create the feel of a prestigious pub or bar.