Tait Communications Cafe
Our customised collection of upcycled native timber joinery elements complements the public atrium within Tait Communications. Crafted from reclaimed native timbers from the Christchurch earthquake, we collaborated with steel and wood crafts people to deliver this bespoke but cost effective project.
Using recycled and locally sourced timber fitted the sustainability mandate from our client and strengthened the intended café food philosophy, to be locally sourced and nutritious. We designed an integrated café counter, bench seating, high tables and seated tables, all with the creative reuse or ‘upcycling’ of waste materials. Given the existing context – a mass timber building by another architect, this was a suitably modern contextual response.
Type: Commercial Cafe + Soft Fitout, Workplace Strategy
Client: Tait Communications
Team: Hamish Shaw, Andrea Burgos, Silvia Pisano
Location: 249 Wooldrige Road, Christchurch