Koichi Takada Lands At Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival

LANDMARK by Lexus brings artistic collaboration – and the acclaimed architect – to this year’s Spring Racing Carnival.

By Terry Christodoulou 16/10/2019

The Lexus marquee has become ‘the place’ for those attending the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival. And this year, the marquee has been elevated with the unveiling of ‘LANDMARK by Lexus’.



Giving space to a number of creative collaborators over the course of the carnival, Sydney based architect, Koichi Takada, leads the charge through his inventive use of materials. The Japanese born architect shares design values in his work with Lexus and has added his signature touch through an all-encompassing ceiling installation said to emulate Australia’s famed paperback trees that sits over the level three dining room.



At the helm of this space – the largest in the exclusive Birdcage Pavilion – will be Australian chefs Matt Stone and Jo Barrett, of hatted restaurant Oakridge in Victoria’s Yarra Valley.



“Expect to see Australian native flavours coupled with the vibrancy of re-purposed spring produce that will give life to food that would otherwise be wasted,” offers Stone.



Lexus Marquee



Further to the native theme, sustainable artist/restaurateur/environmental activist Joost Bakker will deliver Australian floral centrepieces that pay homage to local landscapes.



Australian chef and Lexus Ambassador Neil Perry will also be on hand creating bento boxes using only premium produce, coupled with Eazy Peazy serving refined BBQ classics.



“Each year, Lexus work with master craftsmen to bring to life our core Japanese philosophies of anticipation, thoughtfulness, and hospitality – the same philosophies present in all Lexus vehicles,” says Lexus Australia CEO Scott Thompson.



LANDMARK by Lexus runs from Saturday, November 9 (Derby Day) through to Stakes Day on November 9.



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