By rethinking the humble cornershop as more than just a place to buy milk and bread, this project explores ideas of how this near extinct species could be reborn whilst also helping to bring new life to the neighbourhoods in which they sit.
Taking inspiration from pop-up shops and newly emerging prefab building methods, the design combines a small convenience store with a café within a compact internal floorplan with larger covered outdoor areas to help reduce start-up and running costs whilst still achieving a distinctive appearance and open feel suited to its park setting and tropical climate. To promote the potential for the space to become a community meeting place, the design includes a flexible event and art space, outdoor cinema, ‘edible garden and picnic patch’ and an ideas wall - all helping to breathe new life and a sense of community into the ‘humble’ cornershop.
Project: Cornershop (Mackay, QLD)
Description: Project visioning and concept design for combined cafe, cornershop and flexible community space exploring pre-fab and pop-up principles