QUEANBEYAN RIVERSIDE CAFÉ
SMALL QUINTON COLEMAN ARCHITECTS
CATEGORY: SMALL PROJECT ARCHITECTURE
The Queanbeyan City Council Riverside Cafe provides an additional reason for people to get out and walk and to enjoy the Queanbeyan riverside linear park. The Cafe comprises of a wisteria covered pergola and outdoor seating deck linked into the riverbank footpath with two shipping containers providing a cooking module and a dining module. The pergola visually links the historic arts society gallery and existing public washroom facilities.
The major design opportunity was the convex curve of the river bank that was accentuated by the curved pergola shade and linking structure. The riverside setting introduced a major design constraint with the requirement for the cafe to be a removable structure as it built within the river flood zone. The concept for the exterior and interior design of the Cafe/Kiosk is a raw, recycled and industrial feel infused with a traditional Queanbeyan heritage aesthetic.
Architect/Practice: Small Quinton Coleman Architects
Practice Team: Murray Coleman (Project Architect), Ashley Martins (Architectural Technician and 3D Renderings)
Consultant Team: Northrop Consulting (Bryan Cossart - Structural Consultant), Scenic Landscape Architecture (Deborah Matthews - Landscape Consultant), The Peppermint Room (Aimee Cladwell - Interior Designer), AC&R (Kitchen and Exhaust Design)
Construction Team: Cercol Constructions (John Collet - Builder), Queanbeyan City Council (Parks and Recreation - construction of pergola and landscape elements)
Photographer: Grace Smith