Housed within a concrete shell in Perth, Australia, Market Grounds balances its industrial bones with natural materials and elements like a new mezzanine to celebrate the large-scale volume of the space.
Led by Woods Bagot, the project is inspired by the city’s former urban market gardens with lush greenery dotting the space.
Rich velvet upholstery and wallpaper reflective of Australia’s flora and fauna infuse a soft familiarity into the space.
A traditional pub and dining room are equipped with black leather booths, complementing the black bricks and timber of the bar.
The metal staircase leading to the new mezzanine serves as a key architectural statement piece.
Notes of greenery permeate the interior to evoke the urban oasis theme.
Natural light and expansive windows act as a visual connection to alfresco areas.
Crafted with a timber frame, the upstairs Mercado Bar boasts a distinctive shade of blue for its bar front.
Moody lighting and textured timber walls accent the sunken lounge in the Mercado Bar.