Australian projects recognized in 2016 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

Three Australian projects from Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide have been recognized in the 2016 Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.

The Restaurant and Bar Design Awards is a global competition dedicated to recognizing the design of food and beverage spaces.

From more than 1000 entries across 71 countries, 36 projects received awards. The overall winners were Blue Wave (Barcelona, Spain) by El Quipo Creativo and German Gymnasium (London, UK) by Conran and Partners.

The jury consisted of 35 people from the design and hospitality industries as well as magazine editors. Australians judges included Justin Hemmes (CEO of Merivale) and Neale Whitaker (editor in chief of Vogue Living).

The awarded Australian projects are:

UK and International Category Winners

Kitty Burns (Melbourne) by Biasol Design Studio.

Kitty Burns (Melbourne) by Biasol Design Studio.

Image: Biasol Design Studio

International Café

Kitty Burns (Melbourne) – Biasol Design Studio

Jury citation: “A really cool space that almost looks as though it’s been cut out of paper. Great texture throughout, minimalist and interesting all at once.” (Bernadette Le Roux, editor in chief of Conde Nast House and Garden Gourmet, South Africa)

International Category Winners

Pink Moon Saloon by Sans-Arc Studio.

Pink Moon Saloon by Sans-Arc Studio.

Image: David Sievers

Australia and Pacific Bar

Pink Moon Saloon (Adelaide) – Sans-Arc Studio

Jury citation: “This small building is like ‘my drink hut’ in the city. We can feel forest and nature here. Lovely concept.” (Shigenori Hamaguchi, editor in chief of Elle Deco, Japan)

So 9 by Brandworks.

So 9 by Brandworks.

Australia and Pacific Restaurant

So 9 (Sydney) – Brandworks

Jury citation: “Creative seating arrangements. Great geometric accents and use of materials.” (Celine Salman, design director of Paramount Hotels and Resorts, UAE)

The 2016 awards ceremony was held at the Old Truman Brewery in London on 29 September.

To view the full list of award winners visit the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards website.

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