The River Quay Master Plan opens an underutilised area of the South Bank Parklands to provide a first class dining precinct and public realm that embraces the sub-tropical lifestyle. Arkhefield's vision was to create a place that relates strongly to the river, exploring unique models for subtropical retail dining experiences anchored by the revitalised publicly accessible river edge.
Brewdog sits in a prime position in the vibrant Fortitude Valley Entertainment precinct. The building dates back to 1928 and has a rich and colourful past which provided a perfect shell to infuse Brewdog’s unique spirit.
The challenge in designing Stokehouse Brisbane was to create a new space befitting one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed restaurants—and one of Brisbane’s most spectacular locations, right on the river’s edge at South Bank.
What began as a much-needed refurbishment of the highly acclaimed Urbane Restaurant grew to become a full revitalisation of a heritage building, and the creation of four distinct yet interconnected venues and brands.
The clients’ vision was for a restaurant with the shared qualities of a resort beach setting, and of their existing relaxed Jetty brand at Bulimba – comparing the resulting experience to a picnic at the river.