The Birdwood

Nic Curragh Objects Ltd
  • Category undefined
  • Floor size n/a
  • Year completed 2018
  • Location Christchurch
  • Awards National Finalist 2018 - Commercial Interior
  • Photos Sarah Rowlands


Tasman Leather hides to match the Midj chairs. Tom Dixon - Melt Pendants. Soft Touch HPL over Birch Plywood tops.

Midj - Montera chairs & stools. Autex acoustic ceiling material over curved subframes.

Entry service desk with Roma Imperial Granite and Anodised Aluminum gunnel flutes. In the background are Cold Black Oxide steel panels between each booth. Above these panels sliding Aluminium flutes closed & open for privacy.

Project Description

Located off the well trodden path of most new hospitality ventures in Christchurch today. The Birdwood nestles into the heart of urban Beckenham. This re-purposed old building, once a picture framer now has two eating establishments, a Café called the “The Eatery” and a wood-fired Pizzeria. Both venues hinged around a central kitchen designed to service both facilities during their alternate times of trade a requirement of their Resource Consent & project brief. The ambience of the Eatery is designed around an light drenched open space scattered with tables, providing a bright, fresh & vibrant morning feel. Whilst the Pizzeria presents a darker more intimate evening space. Acoustic consideration in both venues delivers spaces which can cater for large groups whilst still maintaining a comfortable volume. In order to achieve a practical solution between both distinct eating establishments, consistent use of materials was adopted.