Cactus Club Cafe: Station Square
Assembledge+ has continued its ongoing partnership with Cactus Restaurant Group to facilitate the expansion of the Vancouver-based company into Canada’s eastern provinces.
The new flagship location spans 17,000 square feet, offering seating for nearly 450 guests spread across two floors. The lounge and dining areas on the ground level showcase the brand’s recognizable material palette, which includes distinguished finishes like rift-cut white oak, oil-rubbed bronze, and luxurious dark leather. An unbroken ribbon of wooden ceiling traverses the space, harmonizing the design and fostering a seamless experience.
The entrance creates a captivating first impression through its striking double-height space. An intricate wood slat feature element envelops the glass and bronze stairway, extending to form the ceiling. Overhead, a collection of Louis Poulsen Artichoke pendants emit a warm glow, alluring guests to ascend to the rooftop.
Externally, the architecture takes on a more robust demeanor, characterized by rough, textured concrete plank cladding. The patio boasts a complete island bar and a verdant living wall, designed for year-round use. This versatility is achieved through a fusion of retractable roof canopies, sliding glass walls, and integrated radiant heat arrays, seamlessly incorporated into the architectural design.
“Global cuisine paired with a high-energy, high-design setting”
Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Size: 8,295 sf + 1,024 sf patio
Design Team: David Thompson (Principal-in-Charge), Cesar Quinones (Project Manager), Michael Sweeney (Project Architect), Ignacio Bruni, Jooyoung Chung
Photography: Ema Peter
2020 LIV Hospitality Design Awards, Interior Design / Eating Space / North America, Winner