From the original GPO logo, seen here, to the pigeon-hole elements incorporated into the food hall’s bar, you’ll see pieces of the past everywhere in the new GPO. Even the acronym ‘GPO’ has been repurposed from ‘General Post Office’ to ‘Global Provisions Outlet’ to reflect how the building used to, and still will, connect people from all over the world.
The GPO was originally designed as a high-productivity Post Office, with efficiency and accuracy in mind. In today’s GPO, you can take that sentence, and simply replace ‘Post Office’ with ‘Food Hall’.
In the bar, for instance, the same shelving used for sorting and filing letters will now be used to sort and categorise the various drinks on offer. The timeless design lends itself to not looking out of place, and still being as functional as the day it was conceived.