Opening their 'green' new doors this week and simultaneously marking the first day of their impressive World Tour is Greenhouse by Joost.
Working tirelessly through the night at the North-Eastern end of Sydney's Circular Quay, builders have been putting the finishing touches on what architect Joost Bakker describes as:
Part waste free restaurant, part architectural marvel and yet entirely environmentally minded, The Greenhouse has been devised to promote sustainable construction techniques and operational processes.
Continuing the concept Bakker started in Melbourne's Federation Square in 2008, this structure boasts assembly from 100 per cent recycled or sustainable materials and only waste that can be composted on-site is permitted within the building. Produce that is grown on the building itself or gathered from local, seasonally available sources is used in the restaurant.
The Greenhouse is about designing and operating better places for people. Places that let us touch natural materials, understand where everyday things come from and taste fresh food straight from the garden.
Claiming it's prime position for the next eight weeks, Sydney-siders would be well advised to pop down and take it all in. You can't really miss it, it's the Greenhouse opposite the Opera House.