At ZUM in historic Salamanca Place, we value-added to a successful local business brand by resolving complex spatial planning challenges, modelling its 3-D envelop and upgrading derelict sub-surface services thereby ensuring its ongoing success as an extremely popular cafe and thriving business venture.

We designed a highly functional and efficient layout within a restricted linear space by establishing distinct zones with varied ambience separate from a circulation spine running through the cafe length. A ramp provides easy access from the street despite a floor level change at the entrance. To the rear, a quarry courtyard with protected microclimate for exterior tables has become a sought after coffee spot. The courtyard also brings natural light and cross ventilation to the cafe interior.

Interior decor by Kirkland and Bury Interior Design.