“Woodies on the Wharf” is a world-renowned event that brings “woodies-car” enthusiasts with their classic vehicles from all over the country to the Santa Cruz Wharf in California every year. Located right on the wharf is a small restaurant called “Woodies Café”. Our client wanted a new look for the exterior that would be aesthetically pleasing and attract the attention of visitors to the pier, rather than blending into its surroundings. I-5 was a perfect fit for this project, creating a stylized themed design for an entrance structure which could be pre-fabricated in our manufacturing facility, shipped, and installed on site. By planning the implementation for maximum efficiency during the manufacture process, our installation team was able to transform the entry in under one day! By creating an arched entry structure, we added a unique architectural element which adds visual interest to the long straight lines of the existing building. We also used a pleasant color palette of aquas, rusts and golds in conjunction with natural stone bases, wood piling columns, and rope accents, which come together to create a timeless, inviting feel that fits in well with the surrounding wharf. One of the featured themed elements are the custom hand shaped wooden long boards that are installed onto the face of the columns. The final touch is the internally illuminated lettering and background oval containing “woodies” artwork so the café is easily identified and visually appealing, even from a distance.
Woodies Café on the Santa Cruz Wharf, CA | Restaurant Décor Design & Implementation | Exterior Façade Upgrade | Installed in one day
Posted on June 3, 2011 by i5 Design