Up There | Kennedy Nolan

Up There | Kennedy Nolan | Photographer: Sean Fennessy

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Up There | Kennedy Nolan

Traditional Land Owners
Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation


Interior Architecture
Emac Construction
Sean Fennessy
Project summary

As part of a major refresh of the Up There brand, Kennedy Nolan was asked to design a new flagship store on Flinders Lane.

The brief called for the theatrical, cinematic, abstract, curated, expansive and memorable.  Each element of the store has been considered through a rich and enjoyable collaboration with a design literate Client: from the shimmering surfaces of flat and galvanized steel and the elevated experience of the fitting rooms with their secret salon, to the roughcast texture of the concession shells.

Victorian Architecture Awards Accolades
Commendation for Interior Architecture
Victorian Jury Citation

Commendation for Interior Architecture

Up There, a subterranean deep dive into the mnemonic use of colour, delivers graphic material gestures and haptic signifiers with punchy concise spatial planning. Each moment of interaction has been highly considered and precisely detailed. From the tappy metallic shift underfoot giving way to the grounding aurally soft green carpet at the entry, to the elevated and embracing colour saturation of the fittingroom salon, to the roughcast curved concession shells holding shifting seasonal displays, to the sharp infrastructural galvanised steel central hanger concealing services, culminating in a cafe to hang while your partner peruses the mirrored sneaker wall – it has it all. 

Project Practice Team

Patrick Kennedy, Design Architect
Adriana Hanna, Project Architect
Candice Chan, Project Architect
Annie Paxton, Graduate of Architecture

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Architecture and Access, Access Consultant
Steve Watson and Partners, Building Surveyor

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Up There | Kennedy Nolan | Photographer: Sean Fennessy

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