Melbourne, Australia

retail popup design, project management

We were approached to work on the concept and design of the identity and interior for Micro-Labs Melbourne, an initiative by Aecom and City of Melbourne. The pilot project, located at 227-229 Bourke Street, is dedicated to testing out a new type of shared urban space. Making use of vacant retail spaces in the city, which were becoming a common sight during the pandemic, the goal was to bring life into these spaces while introducing more touch points for the community to gather. The brief was to create a flexible space featuring 'green screen green' that can accommodate various functions, including retail, co-working, events, and pop-up libraries. Our solution was to incorporate curtains that could easily be drawn as partitions. The railings were designed so that the space could be divided into rooms with various sizes to meet different needs. Photography by Albert Comper Custom furniture fabricated by Like Butter Curtains by DIY Blinds