Welcome to Thornbury
Welcome to Thornbury is a large public space where rotating local food trucks are invited to gather around a permanent garden and bar. The existing site had a long term layering of car related uses which play out in the design, previously having been occupied as a car assembly factory, car showroom and a mechanics workshop. The concept for the venue takes precedence from similar venues around the world where food trucks are widely celebrated, particularly in the United States, and includes references to gas stations, truck stops the Las Vegas strip. The venue aims to provide a new urban space for the local community, offering a large park-like atmosphere and allowing children and pets to participate. It also functions as a key supporting mechanism to the food truck community, offering access to crowds and facilities, but most of all offering a safe space to trade where they can avoid difficulty with trading permits infamously associated with Melbourne’s inner-city councils.