Cactus Club Café: Stephen Avenue
Assembledge+ has continued its ongoing collaboration with Cactus Restaurant Group in support of the Vancouver-based company’s expansion into Canada’s western provinces.
At 6,700 square feet, this location accommodates up to 228 seats with an additional 1,300 square-feet and 88 seats on the wrap-around patio. The interior has been designed using a refined palette of oak, blackened steel, glass, and stone, to echo the natural materials found in the West Coast Canadian landscape, featuring oak and stone-clad walls, paired with a unique tile flooring. Long wood and curved ceiling slats inspire movement throughout the space creating a striking yet complementary contrast against the linear geometry found throughout. Furnishings include butcher-block oak tables and deep brown leather seating while glass partitions and horizontal paneling section the different dining spaces.
Facing the entry, the lounge and bar are illuminated by a floating display of hand-blown glass pendant lamps creating a sense of intimacy among diners. The adjacent patio features a fully retractable roof to accommodate Calgary’s climate year-round.
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Size: 7,995 sf w/ 1,290 sf patio
Design Team: David Thompson (Principal-in-Charge), Scott Walter, Wendy Gilmartin, Gregory Marin, Teagan Castelleon, Ruining Wang
Photography: Tieran Green and Rick Collins