Designed for the 2013 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the Urban Coffee Farm and Brew Bar by HASSELL attempts to play on this element of intrigue and surprise, creating an unexpected landscape in a familiar urban setting.
A total of 125 coffee trees from a disused coffee plantation in New South Wales and over 2,000 tropical plants were used to create the effect. At the end of the festival next year, the tropical plants will be given back to the nursery that donated them, and the coffee trees will be replanted in Victoria. About 1,500 pallets were also donated for the Festival, these will also be returned to the owner and used again once the Festival is over. The shipping containers which are the undercover areas on the Farm were at the end of their life so this is their final destination.
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