Undertaken by Donovan Hill with Greg Lamb as Project Lead. Ortiga restaurant, a Tapas Restaurant/Bar within a heritage building situated on the edge of the Valley Entertainment region.
Flipping the existing layout allowed the bar to be visible from the road as is typical of a tapas bar and creating an easy transition from the street.
The bar creates central focus, low height dolomite worktops are a visual cue which reflect a domestic scale, coupled with household components like cutlery & dinnerware the effect facilitates informal interactions between the staff and other patrons.
In the restaurant downstairs, long low dolomite servery tables continue the informal language and set the edge of the kitchen allowing the theater of the restaurant and proximity to the dining area to define an impressive dining space.