The Wahaca Southbank Experiment is a temporary restaurant constructed from reclaimed shipping containers and designed by Softroom. The eight shipping containers are modified to create an interlinked open space on 2 levels to include panoramic windows looking out over the river.
The green and white Cola handing pendant lights are made by Sarah Turner from recycled drinks bottles. The flooring is the original concrete painted by Softroom.
Banquette seating is fitted beneath the interesting glow of the neon sign. The low ‘Working Girl’ stools are made by Dead Good.
These retro-modern Acapulco chairs overlooking the river were inspired by Mayan hammocks and designed by Innit Designs. They are set with Bam Bam tables by OK Design.
The sweeping glass front of the restaurant was fitted out with windows from Sunflex, whist the Wahaca signage was created by Archer Signs. The temporary restaurant, which opened in July 2012, will occupy the terrace outside the Queen Elizabeth Hall for 18 months before moving on to a new location.