Adjacent to many of Edmonton’s most trendy restaurants and bars, Cactus Club entreated us to build a prominent space in a highly congested area. As such, it was crucial to incorporate aesthetic elements that would draw in potential customers. One of such cosmetic details was the wood drop feature ceilings. For the ceilings to be truly original, we decided upon a custom finish prior to its installation. The ceilings were further complemented by the orange Italian upholstery that decorated the booths and benches. Another interesting design detail was the Nana wall between the patio and bar. The Nana wall, which operates as a translucent folding door, provided access between seating areas and could be opened given the season.
The restaurant was outfitted with a private dining room complete with AV features. All new HVAC systems were installed to manipulate the exhaust. The HVAC systems were also completed with high efficiency features that shielded the exhaust from neighboring buildings while also reducing the scent. As can be imagined, the complicated HVAC systems required extensive amounts of planning. The pre-construction phase was crucial in successfully coordinating both mechanical and electrical trades. In doing so, we avoided future roadblocks and were able to efficiently delegate. In partnership with our trades, we were able to deliver a project to Cactus Club they could be proud of.