About client & task

Yum Cha Cuisine

Westfield Garden City, Qld, Australia

Project Information

Project Team:

Design: One Alliance Project Consulting
Construction: By others

Size: 725m2
Completion: October 2014
Photography: Full Frame Commercial Photographers


Yum Cha Cuisine continues to expand throughout Queensland with each restaurant exemplifying its own unique personality and atmosphere while keeping true to the original brand. The Garden City restaurant takes inspiration from traditional Chinese gardens. The custom designed archways frame the dynamic and bold space whilst maintaining a sense of privacy between dining areas. The client’s brief included creating a space that not only is harmonious with the type of cuisine they were offering but to also enhance the diner’s experience. The external screens in the design create a consistent brand identity with the client’s Indooroopilly restaurant ensuring a sense of familiarity for regular diners. One Alliance Project Consulting, specialists in lighting design, designed all the lighting to create a dynamic and theatrical space that enhanced the dining experience. Custom lighting states and indirect lighting effects including reflective vaulted bulkheads, floor lighting and dado lighting provides a unique dinning space that changes throughout the day to suit ambient daylight and various functions. Feature custom pendant light shades made from red string in the entries and function space complement the archways and provide a playful scattered light around the room. The large commercial kitchen was closely designed with the client to achieve maximum efficiency to allow for high volumes of food to be prepared and served during peak times.

Unique Project Features
  • Custom acoustic panel ceiling
  • Custom designed archways
  • Custom designed lighting solution with different lighting states
  • Custom designed pendant light shades
  • Unique patterned screens
Significant Achievements
  • A large function room, able to be separated by moveable walls allowed the client to cater for large or small functions.
  • High capacity commercial kitchen
  • Highly detailed lighting solution
  • 260 + seating capacity with 3 separated dinning zones internally, 2 function rooms and an exterior alfresco area



Concept Design
Design Development
Working Drawings
Specialist lighting Design