Technē creates modern interpretation of traditional pub at Melbourne International Airport
Two Johns Taphouse, a friendly pub with a local vibe, has opened its second location at Melbourne International Airport, this time at Terminal 2 (T2). The interior was designed by Technē Architecture + Interior Design and built by Schiavello Construction.
“Now equipped with a new bar and kitchen, and housed under an impressive feature ceiling, the new pub continues to offer the ‘pub grub with local flair’ made familiar by its predecessor in Terminal 4. The fitout is inspired by the art of crafting beer in breweries. Timber and raw steel define the atmospheric aesthetic of the space – making it the perfect stopover during travels. The pub carries the familiar Two Johns’ aesthetic by presenting itself as a contemporary interpretation of a traditional pub. The fitout embodies the brand, bringing its identity to the built space. Two Johns T2 rebels against what is generally expected from an airport pub. The venue has a design narrative conducive for a unique customer experience. The immersive fitout is key to creating the perfect escape from the monotony of transit. The feature ceiling is a showstopper. Made of curved Australian Hardwood, the ceiling contrasts the linear elements of the fitout including the geometric tiles. Australian Hardwood is the defining feature of this fitout with all other elements curated to heighten its effects. The deep rich palette emits a sense of warmth and coziness unexpected from an airport terminal – more of a refined pub atmosphere,” explains Schiavello Construction