Giovane at 410 West Georgia is a cafe focusing on creating an environment that balances the many facets of its context. To the East, it is adjacent to the main lobby of the building. To the west, the circular "conversation room" faces the dense exterior landscape of the building while to the North, double height exterior glazing panel faces the busy thoroughfare of West Georgia Street.
Pause + Touch
To balance the quick service environment, the design looks to engage with the customer so they can Pause from their busy daily commitments.
At the bar, dark stone contrasts the red terrazzo flooring throughout the lobby and itsreflective ceiling finish. A continuous wood screen runs along the glass partition facing the main lobby to create a filter from the office surroundings. The repetitive grid that forms the screen softens the hard edges of the space and encourages guests to stop/pause.