August 22, 2014
The Grand Bar & Restaurant is one of Perth’s most vibrant and successful new venues, integrating elements of the leafy calm of the adjacent Central Park with the buzz of the CBD to create an accessible destination. The faceted steel and glass structure of the Grand draws its form from the unique site, relating to the faceted canopy of Central Park to provide a visible continuity.
Extensive use of sustainable timber was integral to the design. A palette of timber finishes is used with abstracted, branch-like sections in the rhythmic canopy that cradles the main bar. A backlit natural stone counter provides warmth and elegance. The juxtaposition of chaos and calm is continued throughout the space, in the polycarbonate-tube screen and extruded aluminium tube lighting grid of the mezzanine level.
The design was responsive to a dynamic brief and achieved maximum financial efficiency. Director Lou Cotter led The Buchan Group team.