New Acton Ground Plane / Makeshift Space

This ongoing body of work examines the current tenancies, retail, hospitality and social amenity offer of Hotel Hotel and parts of NewActon, Canberra, Australia, proposing a “New Retail Manifesto” and resulting “Spatial Strategies” for the site.

The second stage Makeshift is a spontaneous, radical re-interpretation of a redundant tenancy on the ground floor of New Acton Nishi. Given the ambition to quickly re-activate the unit, we helped the client shape a space and offer which was relaxed, multifunctional and unpretentious. Part cafe, workspace, bar and multipurpose venue; Makeshift provides a well needed, highly programmed space for the locals of New Acton.