Lunch and the City

The creation of a new landmark destination in Sydney CBD that nourishes the soul and body through eclectic retail uses.

275 Kent Street



The 275 Kent Street retail precinct provides convenience and best in class food operators, integrated art, laneway activation and a lush, verdant landscape that provides a respite from the daily grind in a dynamic urban jungle.

Project details

Activated and social, the food court precinct is a communal meeting place that is simple in approach but innovative in design. Retail tenancies are conceived as pavillions in the park. Each tenancy provides convenient, quality and familiar food offering that were previously lacking in the surrounding vicinity. By positioning tenancies through the space as a campus of outlets, the individual offerings of the food court are afforded uniqueness with which to present themselves.
The design of the tenancy shells are simple, consistent and bold, providing a consistent language to help guests make sense of the experience. This portal frame language is continued throughout the project. The precinct is complemented by an oversized LED ceiling art screen, which is to be curated as a simulated verdant canopy. With successive contributions by various contemporary artists, this will continue to stoke interest of workers and visitors alike.
The retail design compliments the Urban Park which it flanks and is a stark contrast to the hard urban landscape of nearby Barangaroo. A collaborative, customer-centric approach was encouraged in curating the retail offer and this will be further supported by research, Westpac staff and local community feedback.

Sydney, Australia
Architecture, Interior Design, Urban Design
Landscape & Public Realm