The Hippo Beach Café, located en route to the Hippo Beach enclosure towards the rear of WORZ, was previously hidden behind trees and difficult for visitors to find.
“The creative direction was influenced by African tribal illustration and hand-painted artwork, creating a vibrant space that is easy to identify as a café,” she said.
RED teamed up with Melbourne-based street artists Jamie Edward and Maddison Kitching of Daisylegs to create the new design, which largely transforms recycled materials into pieces of art.
Tin lids, metal drums, corrugated iron fencing, and a shipping container were all transformed into bright features while keeping to the current look and feel of WORZ.
“Some areas were painted in block colour with reclaimed timber menus to elevate areas and promote food and beverages offers.
“Hand-painted directional signage and artworks were applied to existing raw materials and objects,” Sarah said.
The Hippo Beach Cafe, open weekends and school/public holidays 11am-2pm, provides refreshments, sandwiches, pastry goods, coffee, and snacks as well as a sandy playground for the kids to enjoy.