The Wulugul Pop Up opened this week in the new harbour-side precinct of Barangaroo in Sydney, offering visitors a range of food and drink experiences by the waterfront.
November 25th, 2015
Crafted by Foolscap Studio on behalf of Lendlease, the developer behind The Streets of Barangaroo, the design direction for the architectural installation references the undulating topography and natural colours of the local environment and abstracts these within the built form. The space reflects the waterfront’s natural beauty and acts as a frame for the city’s outdoor culture.
The 170-metre-long space features waterfront alfresco dining experience, with street-food and drink brands trading alongside a rotating events program, co-working spaces, edible garden, green spaces and relaxation zones. The nine-month residency will see Mamak, Gin & It, RivaReno Gelato and Edition Coffee Roasters, together with Melbourne cult-favourite, Belle’s Hot Chicken operate seven days from 11am to 11pm.
The popup landscape has been created with tubes made of 98 percent reused and water resistant material, which have have been developed to form the outer layer of the popup. Plywood made from native Australian timber species have been used for the furniture within, and planted greenwalls feature self-watering plants that do not require high energy to maintain or water intensive systems.
“Foolscap Studio’s work is about how people interact with places,” explains Adele Winteridge, director of Foolscap Studio. “This project serves to bring together all members of the Barangaroo and the greater Sydney community through a design scheme that combines hospitality, public domain, residential living, educational, work space and natural landscape. It takes the now commonplace idea of the ‘popup’ and evolves this into a temporary meeting of people and culture.”
The Streets of Barangaroo
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