Events & Project Management

Bar Atrium AO21
reclaimed. reused. recycled.
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Sustainable Design

For every one of our projects, we design with an intent that focuses  on achieving minimal impact through reusability, responsible supply chains and a diligent approach to waste.

Built to last

We love building things that last.
Whether that means designing for reuse, repurpose or donating to a suitable cause, we develop a sustainable life cycle for your assets.

auditing

We have developed our own event-specific system that enables us to calculate the environmental impact of all of our projects. We can then determine the best ways to reduce that impact before offsetting whats remaining.

carbon offset

Frank Wild has connected with Treecreds as its sustainability partner. Through carefully selected forest based carbon projects, Treecreds has enabled us to assess and offset our own carbon, as well as assist our customers to take similar action.

The Design

The Atrium Bar has been designed and built with sustainability at its core.
Using almost entirely reclaimed, recycled or reusable materials each element has been carefully selected for it’s minimal impact and enabled the total carbon footprint to be reduced significantly.

Reclaimed
Timber Fence

The 50m timber fence, as well as the directional signage at the entrance have been locally hand crafted entirely from reclaimed timber. The timber was decommissioned from old school roofs and given new life as modular, portable, and reusable perimeter fencing.

Eco Friendly
Paint

All of the paint used for the Atrium is water-based and animal cruelty free. It is also 99% free of air polluting VOC’s which are commonly found in high levels in paint.

The company's operations also run completely from renewable energy.

Reused
Fit Out

The expansive Atrium bar and internal walls are all repurposed elements from the 2020 iteration of the Atrium.

Wall flats and temporary custom elements such as these usually have single event life spans, however with careful planning and considered design these features have been reimagined to carry on for a new purpose.

Preserved
Florals

Each floral element has been specifically chosen for it’s ability to withstand the duration of the Australian Open tournament.

The use of dried, preserved and hardy Native Australian foliage the Atrium installation will maintain it’s integrity throughout the tournament eliminating the need for new florals to be refreshed.

Recycled
Signage

All of the signage within the Atrium space, including the vast media walls, have been produced using 100% recycled plastic.

The combined volume of these elements has saved 300,000 plastic packages from landfill.

Locally Sourced
& Hand Crafted

From the hand dyed, locally-made staff uniforms, to the signage and styling pieces, all elements of the Atrium have been sourced from local suppliers and handcrafted with love in Melbourne and surrounding suburbs.

This ensures short transport distances, boosted local economy and continual forging of relationships within our local community.

Hired
Assets

To ensure we are operating within a circular economy as many elements as possible have been hired rather than purchased.

All of the greenery and furniture is hired and will go back into circulation once the tournament is over.  

Hire products eliminate the need for manufacture of new goods and ensures continuous life after use.  


Zero
Waste

Consideration for each Atrium element extends beyond its material make up and its post event life cycle.

The Atrium Bar has been designed to ensure even its eco materials are used in their entirety as much as possible. Elements like the table numbers; these have repurposed from the recycled plastic cut outs and off cuts of the reclaimed timber fence to create one of kind, zero waste table numbers.

At the end of their life, all elements from The Atrium Bar will be stored or returned for remanufacture to ensure a 100% closed loop cycle.

Photography by Arnaud Domange

300k

Recycled 300,000 pieces
of plastic into signage

100%

of the Custom Build fit out was made from existing assets or recyclable materials

85%

An estimated saving of 85% in carbon emissions compared to previous year's build

2x

Two times the amount of
carbon emitted will be offset

Remaining Carbon Impact

The remaining carbon impact is determined by calculating the emissions of materials manufactured, distance in transport of goods, operations and power required during the the pre-production and live event.

These emissions will be offset twofold in an effort to be as climate positive as we can.

Initial estimates indicate that we will have reduced the total carbon emissions by up to 85% in comparison with the previous year. Calculations will be finalised post-event using or customised calculator and the results will be published here.

"Insert Quote here about the atrium build and the sustainability measures is took for the design and install process"

Paul Keisler - Head of Product Operations

Tennis Australia