The National Museum of Australia added a new café extension to connect the main museum and the Burley Griffin Lake. The project features a design created by the ARM Architecture practice and it takes its inspiration from the Boolean string used in the museum to give shape to a dining space sweeping outside the lake.
The project spreads over a surface of 180 square meters with a commercial kitchen that can cater the needs of up to 400 people which are wither the museum employees or clients renting the space. The restaurant space was extended to host up to 200 people inside and 50 persons on the outdoor deck.
The café has three different areas, one for to-go orders, a coffee station and a server with a layout in which banquettes, communal tables and lounge spaces mix in the footprint of the existing seating along with an additional lounge that extends to the lake.