The Emporium Cafe court is a 1000 seat food precinct in Melbourne’s new Emporium development between Little Bourke Street and Lonsdale street on the site of the former Myer Lonsdale Street store.
The project is designed around a series of pod tenancies, with dining zones framed by custom curved banquettes. The banquettes create intimacy on what is a broad floor plate and separate traffic flow from dining.
The whole precinct is united by 20km of draped brass chain on a catenary system grid and a grid of lights. This references the grandeur of a Victorian great room in it’s detail and offers a unique and spectacular backdrop to a palette of bronze mirror, tan leather and Australian White birch.
Photography: Dianna Snape