Food court interior casts new light

Posted on November 2, 2012 by Megan

The WAN Retail and Leisure Interiors Award 2012 will showcase the best in interior design over the following categories:

Retail Outlets and Centres
Arts & Leisure
Hotels and service retailers
Restaurants & Bars

We are interested in all types of projects that fall under this umbrella, from pop-up exhibition spaces to the luxury interiors of department stores and shops. We have had some interesting entries so far, evidence of the diverse nature of this award.

Australian design studio, The Uncarved Block, entered their interior project for Melbourne Central, a landmark shopping centre in the city’s CBD district. The interior has a seating capacity of 800 serviced by 16 food outlets. The Uncarved Block challenge was to create a restaurant dining design approach to a high volume mass food eatery.

The creative benchmark developed for the food court is an iconic twenty metre long “box” sliced horizontally and “carved” to incorporate custom seating. Interpreted in a blend of mosaic tiles, this whimsical illustration by TUB took its inspiration from a post Global Financial Crisis. It evokes “brighter days” and prescribes a return to imagination, sense of freedom, nature and life. For children it is visual entertainment. We hoped that in capturing the curiosity of infants, it would provide at least five minutes breathing space for parents to relax, eat and drink.

The Uncarved Block

As with all our awards, we will bring together a melting pot of industry experts to judge the Retail and Leisure Interiors Award. So far we have confirmed Fiona Livingstone of Studiofibre: renowned for her Net-a-Porter interiors; Juliet Kinsman, Editor-in-Chief of Mr and Mrs Smith; British Designer, Christopher Jenner; Paul Hanegraaf, Creative Navigator Milligan Retail, London; and Stephen Jones, the Regional Managing Principal for Woods Bagot, Asia.

Enter you project today to take advantage of our Early Bird discount rate.

But be quick, Early Bird ends on 15 November!

Sarah