Neild Avenue Restaurant

  • Client Private
  • Location Rushcutters Bay | Eora Country
  • Sector Hospitality

This fitout for a contemporary Mediterranean restaurant makes inventive adaptive reuse of a former tyre factory in Sydney’s Rushcutters Bay. Designed in collaboration with Italy-based Lazzarini Pickering Architecture, the 150-seat restaurant challenges the boundaries of conventional hospitality design. Timber-framed mobile pods in the general dining area can be moved up and down to radically transform the space, and evoke the feeling of a theatre set or stage. The interior walls of each pod feature vibrant artist-painted murals, creating a strong visual identity for the high-end restaurant.

Throughout, a restrained material palette of raw concrete, timber, and exposed brick responds sensitively to the site’s industrial heritage.