A professional resource for the design curious

Get the latest design news direct to your inbox!

The Pond: Urban Backdrop for Temporary Bar

Melbourne’s makeshift recycled watering hole

The Pond: Urban Backdrop for Temporary Bar


November 29th, 2007

Melbourne’s ‘The Pond’ is the ultimate beergarden. A unique social concept, this man-made oasis – come outdoor bar – come model of sustainability – is a temporary watering hole, designed to highlight the importance of sustainability in every aspect of society.

Opened on 27 November, the outdoor bar will remain in its unusual back-alley location – between 130 and 134 Franklin Street in the CBD – for just 12 weeks.

Boasting a garden and rooftop deck, the venue is a collaboration between 15 sustainability focused small businesses.

The majority of materials used in the project are recycled and money raised from bar sales will go to helping our planet.

The Pond will be drunk dry by the end of summer, but watch out Sydney- this portable bar will be planting itself mid-city in March.


INDESIGN is on instagram

Follow @indesignlive

The Indesign Collection

A searchable and comprehensive guide for specifying leading products and their suppliers

Indesign Our Partners

Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!

Related Stories

While you were sleeping

The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed