The Meat Packing district in New York City is undergoing an urban renewal. It’s a 24-hour neighborhood mixed with industrial spaces and corporate locations. With history dating back to 1840s the buildings are prime real estate and ready to develop.
Because of the history of commerce in the area, a more industrial theme was picked to work in line with the buildings past. The darker colors and metallic finishes appeal to various type of patrons, while still reading as more masculine than playful. The Lab was made to have an open+ kitchen, so customers can easily watch as their sno-cones are being created. Pipes over the seating area provide a focal point for the eatery as well as provide visual height. The materials chosen nod to the buildings vintage industrious past, while imagining a bright future.