Cactus Club Cafe - Station Square

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design North America
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    David Thompson
  • Other Designer(s)
    Scott Nusinow, Cesar Quinones, Ignacio Bruni
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Hospitality
    Cactus Club Cafe
  • Location
    Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • Project Date
    July 2019

The project brings the brand’s hallmark formula of upscale, inventive, and global cuisine paired with a high-energy to a neighborhood accessible to a new segment of the city’s residents.With seating for nearly 300 guests both inside and on the patio, the lounge and dining room are clad in the signature material palate, consisting of the cornerstone finishes rift-cut white oak, oil-rubbed bronze, and dark leather. The interior design epitomizes the Cactus Club brand with its clean, modern, and sumptuous aesthetic. A continuous ribbon of wood ceiling transverses the space, creating a cohesive design element that unifies the dining experience. Situated at the base of new development, the exterior walls of the space are completely operable, seamlessly integrating interior and exterior spaces. A new canopy, clad in blackened steel, strikes a bold line to distinguish the restaurant from the tower above. The wood ribbon ceiling extends out with the canopy, projecting the signature design element of the space out into the public realm. The patio is capable of being operated year-round with a combination of sliding glass walls and radiant heat arrays integrated into the architecture.