Crown Mahogany Room - Architecture, Melbourne
Crown Mahogany Room - Architecture
Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
The Crown Mahogany Room is an exclusive membership gaming club located on Level 1 of the Crown Towers Hotel.
Expansion plans were undertaken to ensure Crown remained a world benchmark, top-tier hospitality venue. Greater transparency and public interaction became a focal point for the brief, in order to provide an improved guest experience and a greatly enhanced urban realm surrounding the Crown complex.
The project encompassed a redevelopment of the porte-cochere and Crown Towers Hotel lobby, a new first-class gateway restaurant, and a significantly expanded Mahogany Room - Crown’s premium gaming venue - as well as a new roof-top club lounge. Generous open-air balconies were created for patrons to take full advantage of views across the river corridor to the CBD skyline.
Essentially, the refurbished podium façade has become the new front door to Crown. A rich and contextual language was developed to re-dress the podium, relating strongly to the existing Crown built form and providing a strong civic statement defining the edge of Queensbridge Square.
The highly sculptural facade combines intricately curved teakwood sandstone panels with clear, triple-glazed glass cladding units. The varying textures and materials define a rhythm as they gently wrap around the podium, with varying levels of transparency and light qualities which change when viewed from the street, or from within.
Crown Mahogany Room, Melbourne