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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Imperial Buildings - Auckland

The Imperial Buildings - one of the beauties of Auckland!
Most don´t even notice them but these almost untouched buildings from 19th century reborn by the hand of Fearon Hay Architects as an eclectic and glitzy collection of wine bars and restaurants right in the heart of the city - Imperial Lane, Everybody´s and Roxy, each one of them offers a different but equally distinct service.
Roxy is a more formal restaurant with an impressive wine list selection heading by the award winning chef, Sean Marshall; Everybody´s it´s a bar&bistro with a stunning mezzanine that retains it´s place glory; Imperial Lane is a cafe/patisserie/wine bar that works until late night, so you either go for breakfast in the morning or "tapas" in the evening.
The remnants of a grand old theatre were preserved through brick walls, original columns, steel beams and the ceiling height, assigning the old character into the space with a grungy but yet contemporary feel.
Located in the CBD, bouding Fort Lane and Queen Street, this is a hot spot and definitely one of the heritage treasures of the city.














Photos by: Present Form

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

3 :) :) :) thousand likes! MY! Beijinhos.
Anita.

Jo, the carrot said...

Oh lord, tou apaixonada, adoro esse tipo de arquitectura com o tijolo à mostra!

Vanessa said...

adoro, Gabriela! acho estes prédios de um romantismo quase que inigualável! e tu és tão gira, tão gira!!!!

Gabriela Formiga said...

O espaço é incrível!!!
Bem que gostava de ter um espaço assim para mim! Mas viver na baixa também tem as suas desvantagens...
Oh Vanessa e tu és sempre tão querida, tão querida!!!!
E bem que neste dia estava do avesso com fotografias

Marisa • PretoMarfim said...

Imagens lindas!! Adorei o espaço Gabriela;-)
Beijinhos

Gabriela Formiga said...

Obrigada Marisa!
Um grande beijinho