A Building That Grows Food: Greenhouse by Joost, Sydney

Greenhouse by Joost Sydney

Greenhouse by Joost Sydney

Sydney’s latest contribution to pop-up restaurants has sustainability written all over it. Greenhouse by Joost is a temporary installation by Joost Bakker, a Dutch-born Melbourne architect whose vision of creating a totally sustainable restaurant now lies along the foreshores of Sydney harbour.

Three shipping containers with a façade painted with orange and white images of children and butterflies stand adjacent to the structure with an entrance covered with terracotta strawberry pots.

Inside, the white walls are painted with environmental messages in thick black text. The chairs are made from irrigation pipes covered with leather off-cuts from a tannery. Recycled conveyor belts make up the floor.

Chef Matt Stone heads the kitchen with an artisan touch. Pizzas, pastas and breads are made from flour milled on the premises. Sydney rock oysters, charcuterie platters and sustainably-farmed seared mullet with heirloom tomatoes feature on the select menu. The food is presented on thin plywood boards and accompanied with plantation timber cutlery. Drinks are served in sawn-off beer bottles and jam jars.

The rooftop bar surrounded by a herb garden boasts one of the best harbour views of Sydney.

Greenhouse by Joost runs until end of March 2011 before it moves to Milan, Berlin, Budapest and London.

Greenhouse by Joost
Campbells Cove
Sydney NSW

[Photo: © Degustinations – All rights reserved]

Related Posts:


  • […] planning on visiting Paris soon, you have until June 2011 to try and secure a booking before the temporary restaurant is […]

  • […] briefly reviewed Greenhouse by Joost on our other website after we dropped in to the Campbell Cove location for an impromptu […]

  • March 3, 2011


    Love the concept! Wish more restaurants would take note.

    • March 4, 2011


      Agree, I’d love to see how it all works behind the scenes and how feasible it is to have it running long-term.

  • March 3, 2011


    What an interesting idea! Reminds me of this wonderful restaurant in Amsterdam that has an attached greenhouse where they grow all their own fruits, veggies, and herbs. Delicious!!

    • March 4, 2011


      It’s good to see innovation of design and sustainability around the world!

  • […]It was the final curtain at Greenhouse by Joost. The temporary sustainable restaurant in Sydney’s Campbell Cove that captured the hearts and imagination of the city was about to close its […]

  • […] Eichii Kunitomo opened this concept café in January 2011 and like many pop-ups restaurants, it will be on the move from January 2012 when the house it occupies will be demolished. The new […]