Thai Street – Wynyard Quarter, Auckland

Thai Street represented an exciting opportunity for F+D=A with the brief from the client to create an exterior market stall environment, reminiscent of a traditional Thai Street, inside. The tenancy is located within the new ASB 5-star green star complex, to be part of the premium hospitality Wynyard Quarter precinct.

In order to achieve this we used a majority of exterior quality materials including basalt pavers, exterior light fittings, tiles and timber.

The ceiling was painted black, and the ambient lighting solution was a myriad of one hundred festooned halogen burners in a variety of simple shades. The concept was to create a lantern festival mass launching against a night sky.

A show kitchen was fashioned to be reminiscent of a mobile food trolley. The shop front was set back and bi-folded to allow, when weather permits, the entire width of the entrance to be opened up to create an extension of the street.