The Mantle – A Place To Eat, Drink & Interact
Housed in a historic warehouse in the East end of Fremantle, The Mantle combines an assortment of varied spaces all designed to for you eating, interactive and drinking pleasure. We spoke to Director Irene Polo of Future Cities about their new project.
Describe the essence of the project?
- Opportunity (To convert a heritage warehouse into a humming space for the public to gather, eat, drink and explore. Opportunity for talented chefs to start up or expand their business)
- Sustainability (Enable sustainable business practices, wherever possible re-use of materials for design and fit-out)
- Creativity (On a tight budget; innovate, create designs and fittings which look timeless and creating an interesting and comfortable space)
What are your favourite features of the place?
- Existing timber columns, beams and truss structure
- Separation of spaces with recycled sleepers, planter bench seats, landscaping and artistic acoustic panels
- The public really embracing, enjoying the space, food, drinks and coming back again and again
Name the 5 elements that make this project memorable?
- Innovative and sustainable design
- Recycled and refurbished shipping containers as restaurants, kitchens and bars
- Architectural fabric of the building
- Great hospitality offer
- Heritage of the warehouse
Future Cities were engaged by the landlord for concept development, design, approvals, construction, identifying operators, marketing and operation management.