Evolve Spirit Bar

Evolve Spirit Bar


Evolve Spirit Bar


Evolve Spirit Bar presents a remarkable collection of over 50 museum-grade fossils in a lavishly designed built environment that celebrates the joys of discovery that paleontologists and collectors share. Each fossil reside in timber cabinets whose shape suggest they have recently been unearthed, turning the venue into a fossil rich bone-bed. Mild steel details are reminiscent of the craft of the cooper, as are the smoky tones of the timber fit-out.

Its location in Macq01, overlooking Constitution Dock, sets up a high expectation by the visitor that is satisfied by the high quality of material and detail within the space. Unlike many exhibition spaces where the architecture plays second fiddle to the exhibits, the architecture in Evolve Bar is an equal partner with the bold selection of fossils creating a dynamic environment where the specimens and the various spaces form one connected narrative throughout.



Circa Morris-Nunn

Practice Team
Ganche Chua – Project Architect
Dik Jarman – Project Designer
Hannah Gora – Project Architect
David Johnston – Project Architect
Gabrielle Phillips, Project Architect
Sam McQueeney – Graduate of Architecture

Consultant / Construction Team
Vos Construction and Joinery – Builder
Andrew Waddington – Site Manager
AJB Furniture and Joinery P/L – Joiner
Stanton Management Group – Project Manager
Red Arrow – Specialist Exhibit Mounting
Adam Gibson – Photographer