A culinary journey

Walking through District 8 you are transported to the streets and alleyways of south east Asia. Taking our cue from the cultural mix of the existing Cabra-Vale Diggers Club, our brief was to breathe life into a tired dining lounge, whilst working within the existing shell of the building, to offer an experience to attract all age groups, whilst staying true to the heart of the club.

District 8 is a radical new concept for both the club and local area, serving to raise the bar for hospitality design and the local dining experience. Launched by celebrity chef, Adam Liaw, the new precinct has put the club on the map, receiving extensive publicity and attracting a broad clientele.

A radical concept

Inspired by the tastes, smells and sights of Vietnam, Thailand, China, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, District 8 is designed to be a vibrant, exciting space with an outdoor street feel, offering a new discovery at every turn. Internal streets and walkways have been created throughout the scheme, surrounded by columns, plants and Hong Kong style illuminated signage to really give that feeling of being outdoors, whilst large windows provide a view into the kitchens, showing food being freshly prepared.

In authentic style, large fish tanks display seafood for diners to choose from, and the a la carte restaurant, Horizon is surrounded by grand columns and magnolia plants and two very special private dining rooms that reminiscent of the temples of Asia.

To see this project come together and to smell and taste the food and see people enjoying the space is reward in itself.

PROJECT COST

$13M

DATE

2015 – 2018

SERVICES

Architecture

Interior design

DESIGN ELEMENTS

Restaurants