Level 3, 25 Leigh Street
Adelaide South Australia 5000.
Photographer: David Sievers
Pink Moon Saloon
21 Leigh Street,
Pink Moon Saloon is a diminutive venue that occupies a former rubbish bin alley sandwiched between two office buildings in a laneway in central Adelaide. The project is simultaneously audaciously ambitious and modest. It successfully manages to make something from nothing - a forgotten space infused with a feeling of joy that the jury found particularly contagious.
While the design undoubtedly pursues a sense of genuine fun, it also taps into that deep Australian memory of long-forgotten cubby houses and sheds. It is here, within this archetypal connotation, where joyful celebration comes together. Pink Moon Saloon has been executed with a razor-sharp eye on detail and the overall design, while being immediately familiar in some uncanny way, manages to both shock and surprise us - all in a good way.
Capping off all of this, the project is 100 percent sustainable - the space it occupies can be returned to its former function at any point in the future, and the Saloon relocated to meet a different need. The end result is a bar that fully embraces its actual time and place, which is 2016, and a newly confident Adelaide, respectively.