Mim Design conceives Melbourne's Au79 cafe as “greenhouse sanctuary”

Australian studio Mim Design has demarcated the Au79 cafe and bar in Melbourne‘s Chadstone shopping centre from the surrounding stores using an arched framework instead of solid walls.

Set in a corridor between shopfronts, Au79 was designed as a “greenhouse sanctuary” that could offer shoppers a slice of serenity and respite within the bustling retail complex.

Melbourne’s Au79 cafe is set in a corridor between shopfronts

Mim Design, which was also responsible for creating Au79’s first outpost in the nearby city of Abbotsford, wanted the space to fit into its surroundings while also bearing resemblance to the company’s original cafe.

The Chadstone mall has a vaulted glass ceiling, which the

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