Vault91 Cafe & Wine Bar

Located on the ground lobby of Westpac House in Adelaide, Vault91 by Studio Nine Architects provides a unique cafe and bar experience for those within the city’s business hub.

It was critical the design of the island café sat in unison with the overarching space, whilst maintaining its own distinct and unique presence.

Informed by the triangular shape of Westpac House, the standalone bar is visible from all angles. The bar’s lighting has been designed to use the lobby as a reflective plane, with the option to change the lighting colour for events and changing atmosphere.

To the rear, a sunken lounge sits within the former bank buildings original processional arrival — its ornate ceiling and dark, moody finishes creating an intimate space that contrasts the light and bright café and lobby area. Custom designed wine display units provide an extensive wine offering and takeaway service, while in turn concealing visibility to the back of house wash and store area.

Revitalising the city’s business hub, the café is a contemporary destination throughout the day and into the evening for after work drinks and corporate events.

Design: Studio Nine Architects
Photography: David Sievers