Constellations Bar

Howard Miller Design, Liverpool, 2014

 

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Conversion of a disused recycling yard to outdoor bar, garden and eatery for cultural events by insertion of a green oak canopy and kiosk

Constellations Bar is an outdoor venue including a bar, art space and community garden, located in Liverpool's up-and-coming creative quarter, The Baltic Triangle.

The project was designed and made by H.Miller Bros, a collaboration between Hugh Miller, a furniture designer and maker, and brother Howard Miller, a practicing architect.

The design takes inspiration from the remaining gables of a warehouse that burned down in the 1980’s, and which occupied the site where the bar now sits. These gables are reflected in the profile of the canopy.

The canopy and other components were prefabricated in the H. Miller Bros. workshop, and assembled on site in three days. The structure is supported by ten ‘quadrapods’ – doubled A-Frame supports - made from green oak. These have a dual function, as each one incorporates bench seating or a table.

Data

  • Begun: Jun 2014
  • Completed: Jul 2014
  • Floor area: 90m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £85,000
  • Tender date: May 2014
  • Procurement: design and build
  • Address: 35-39 Greenland Street , Liverpool, L1 0BS, United Kingdom

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