Herriot Melhuish O’Neill Architects - Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, Tauranga

Pod Café


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Pod Cafe Frontage. Wellington
Pod Cafe Interior. Wellington
Pod Cafe Exterior View. Wellington
Pod Cafe Service Area. Wellington
Pod Cafe Tables. Wellington

Designed to move seamlessly from cafe and function spaces by day, to a bar and restaurant by night, Pod was a standout modern addition to Wellington’s restaurant scene in the mid-2000s.

Working alongside Studio Pacific Architecture, architects for the building, we created a contemporary urban restaurant with every element carefully researched and detailed. A sculptural floating ceiling above and a dark resin floor below gave a sense of drama. Large glass windows allowed diners to watch the city going by and for passers-by to observe the restaurant theatre within.

Photos: Ian Robertson.
Award: NZIA Local Award 2006.

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