Tank Bar + Restaurant / Donovan Hill

Tank Bar + Restaurant / Donovan Hill

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Brisbane, Australia
  • Architects: Donovan Hill
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  100
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2010
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Shantanu Starick

Text description provided by the architects. Positioned within a laneway and adjacent to the building lobby, the entrance is pedestrian and intimate.

The scheme was not without risks, requirements for a fine dine restaurant within a relatively small and idiosyncratic footprint could have easily resulted in a compromised and cluttered space.

Tank Bar + Restaurant / Donovan Hill - Table, Chair
© Shantanu Starick

Lengthy investigations revealed a single plausible layout which, although logical in its inception is unconventional in nature. Repeated role playing of the patron’s experiential journey was key to dealing with planning eccentricities.

Tank Bar + Restaurant / Donovan Hill - Table, Chair, Beam
© Shantanu Starick

A comfortable and accommodating dining room was vital to the success of the restaurant. Borrowing from the material palette in the adjacent lobby infers a single territory and from the patrons’ experience, seems to extend the dining room beyond its actual boundaries.

Tank Bar + Restaurant / Donovan Hill - Table, Chair
© Shantanu Starick

Comfort, views and acoustics have been carefully considered to address the tapering plan and create a different experience for each diner. A central table, divides and defines the dining room while acting as a service point. Fenestration of the windows by timber battens and a low timber bulkhead over the window area provides protection for diners against the openings. Deeper into the sequence, a final, smaller space operates as a private dining room when required.

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Address:Brisbane, Australia

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Cite: "Tank Bar + Restaurant / Donovan Hill" 06 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/125292/tank-bar-restaurant-donovan-hill> ISSN 0719-8884

© Shantanu Starick

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