Melbourne’s makeshift recycled watering hole
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
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
With staff fully assimilated to the rhythms of agile working, how do we begin to offer further flexibility? In its Brisbane headquarters, NAB looks to seamlessly align staff with space, giving them the room – quite literally – to physically and mentally ‘flex’. Designers Wood Bagot strove to bring physical space and human behaviour into perfect sync.