Koichi Takada Architects - Sydney


Zushi Barangaroo

We drew inspiration from the Japanese traditional space of iyashi, where one comes to find a sense of peace and an escape

The evolution of Sydney’s one of a kind Barangaroo precinct into the city’s hottest new dining destination continues as Zushi opened the doors to its latest restaurant offering. Located on the Barangaroo waterfront, Zushi Barangaroo is the third restaurant for the Zushi Group.

Koichi Takada has brought a refined and innovative Japanese sensibility to Australian architecture that melds perfectly with the Zushi aesthetic, forming the ultimate partnership to create a distinctive and stylish yet relaxed and welcoming restaurant space.

An elegant, curved louvred wall separates the enclosed kitchen space from the dining and service area, designed to echo the setting sun

We drew inspiration from the Japanese traditional space of iyashi, where one comes to find a sense of peace, an escape from hectic city lifestyle. The use of natural timber panels and crafted timber furniture welcomes customers into a dining sanctuary embraced by soft planting and our signature design of warm timber materiality.

Our blend between natural and industrial aesthetics is seamlessly connecting with the original characters of Barangaroo wharf. The industrial materiality of concrete, terrazzo and metal accentuates the natural warmth of the timber feature – an elegant, curved louvred wall that separates the enclosed kitchen space from the dining and service area, designed to echo the setting sun. Everywhere the customers touch and feel is also designed with raw and warm timber material, inspired by the tradition of Japanese restaurants.

 

The use of natural timber panels and crafted timber furniture welcomes customers into a dining sanctuary embraced by soft planting and our signature design of warm timber materiality

 

The outdoor area is designed to cope with all-around weathers with sun shading, wind protection, heaters and operable roof louvers

The dining area at Zushi Barangaroo is uniquely all outdoors, presenting an ideal space to dine in front of beautiful Sydney Harbour, a favourite pastime of Sydneysiders and tourists alike. The outdoor area is designed to cope with all-round weathers with sun shading, wind protection, heaters and operable roof louvers.

Zushi Barangaroo is a new identity for Zushi and a distinctive addition to the Barangaroo precinct.

  • Project Zushi Barangaroo
  • Location 10/33 Barangaroo Avenue, Barangaroo
  • Client Zushi Group
  • Lessor Lendlease
  • Completion Date October 2016
  • Architects Koichi Takada Architects
  • Builder Wyatt Projects
  • Structural Engineer Partridge Structural Engineers
  • Kitchen Consultants Sangster Design
  • PCA McKenzie Group
  • Photography Tom Ferguson Photography (1-6) and Lauren Bamford Photography (7)