Le Velo – Cafe Restaurant Design

BACKGROUND

Location:
The Bellagio – 48 Baywater Drive, Wentworth Point, NSW, 2127

Description of pre-design condition of interior/building:
The Bellagio apartment building is part of new community development project. Le Velo café will occupy the bottom two storeys of the brand new space, which are currently empty.

Client brief/client requirements:

  • A hospitality space where locals and visitors can order coffee and meals cooked with fresh produce.
  • The café must cater to the existing bicycle culture of Sydney’s CBD, seeing as it is so close to the existing cycleways of Bicentennial Park.
  • Le Velo will be an anchor in the local community – a place where people can come together and enjoy great food and good company.
  • Local street art will be displayed throughout the café, providing an opportunity of growth for artists.

CONCEPT

  • The design of Le Velo has the look and feel of an intricate, industrial space through the use of geometric shapes and clever layering of levels.
  • It provides functional seating spaces to cater to a range of individual needs, all the while bringing the outside inside without having visitors affected by rain or weather.
  • Outdoor seating allows visitors to soak up the beautiful waterfront view and take advantage of seasonal Sydney weather.

  • Le Velo incorporates a unique yet functional bar design which supports the preparation of barista made drinks, as well as typical beverages ordered from a bar – it is very much a hybrid space, providing the ability to transform from a daytime to night atmosphere.
  • The commercial kitchen features only the highest quality equipment, laid out in accordance with current BCA standards.
  • Murals by Australian artist Bradley Eastman feature on the walls throughout the space, complementing the polished concrete floors and dynamic furnishings.