ABANDONED TUNNELS ST JAMES STATION, SYDNEY
INTERACTIVE BAR DESIGN
Docklands Drive/Pearl River Road, Melbourne
D11 The District/434 Docklands
Luke Sheen; a Melbourne socialite and entrepreneur
A design which puts health, sustainability, culture, and interactivity at the forefront of the design process
To have a heavy focus on air quality, closed-circle value adding, social inclusion and interactivity possibilities
SOFT SKILL SET
DOCKLANDS DRIVE/PEARL RIVER ROAD,
Docklands is a modern harbour development dominated by high-rises and the colourful Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and popular for its shopping and waterside dining.
The area's pedestrian plazas are adorned with public murals, sculpture and light displays.
Families head to concerts and sports at Etihad Stadium, and to Harbour Town's mini golf and sports car simulators.
A bar, a restaurant, and an underground whiskey distillery, all in one. If you're looking for that perfect spot for after work drinks, or even somewhere to head to on a night out, look no further, Whiskey Lab has some of the very best seasonal home-brewed whiskey spirits, which have been crafted by the very talented distillers on site. You too can be apart of the journey by creating your very own whiskey concoction crafted by you.
Luke Sheen is a 28 year-old Melbourne socialite and entrepreneur, who's love for whiskey has found him establishing his very own whiskey distillery and bar on Docklands Drive, Melbourne.
The vibrant and alive culture of Melbourne has made this new venture a meeting spot for the busy socialites and those who like to call themselves a whiskey lover.
Whiskey Lab was designed with a considerable amount of thought for people with physical disabilities, energy conservation, resource conservation, harassment and safety, social vs. binge drinking, and non-digital interactivity in mind. These key areas were put under the microscope to help deliver a design which touched on sustainability, health, culture and interactivity at its forefront.
With an underground whiskey distillery, accompanied with the rustic tones and industrial aesthetic used throughout the space, Whiskey Lab invites you to get cosy, relax, and enjoy some of the finest whiskey in Melbourne.
A key on-brand design element is the custom-made seating nooks and booths found on the underground of the bar. A false brick wall a circular cut-out has been included within the design to represent whiskey barrels, barrels which age the whiskey. The process of distilling the whiskey is what really drove the materiality decisions and the design of some unique bespoke elements.
Whiskey distillery tours allow interested clientele to sample both the seasonal and regular whiskeys, whilst also having the opportunity to craft their own creation on site
Flexible furniture has been used throughout the space to allow for re-arrangement when needed to cater for mingling and interaction. Bar stools have also been incorporated to encourage patrons to have a drink and conversation at the bar. Large round tables have been used to encourage interaction and communication amongst guests.
Greenery, skylights, and large retractable doors have been implemented to allow for natural light and adequate air flow throughout each zones. Acoustic panelling has also been designed as a wall feature which helps to minimise noise throughout the space.
Whiskey Labs greenhouse fosters fresh fruits and vegetables, which have been incorporated into the beverage and food menu, catering towards a sustainable design
Matte Walnut Timber Ceiling Lining Board Finish By Australian Timber Ceilings
Polished Concrete By Boral
Silver Beach Black Encaustic Look Square Tile By Tile Cloud
Stainless Steel By Chemetal
Premium Walnut By Wood Workers Source
Iron Rusted Metal
Black Powdercoat Steel
San Selmo Reclaimed Original Brick By Austral Precast
Caledonian Highland Pull-Up Aniline Leather By Instyle