The FantauzzoBrisbane Wharves QLD Australia
Located under the impressive and imposing Story Bridge and hugging the contour of the cliff, the hotel exists as a highly articulated, earthy building.
Integral to its design was the idea that the building blends in with the backdrop – the cliff. This approach encouraged a design that allowed the heritage buildings along the waterfront to be uncompromised and clearly distinguishable.
The hotel is located in the most challenging of locations - design-wise and construction-wise. It sits beneath Brisbane’s Story Bridge, against a tenuous cliff face, behind heritage buildings along the waterfront and in a common flood zone - the Brisbane River. The cliff possesses a natural, organic geometry, whereas the bridge is a highly structured, orthogonal geometry with a system of tension and compression elements defining its composition.
The hotel building takes great reference from the faceted and fragmented nature of the cliff, while also picking up on the characteristic red, sandy and earthy tones. Comprising 166 suites, the hotel also offers retail, food and beverage spaces at the public ground level; a garden oasis, pool and sun lounges at level 3; and spectacular views across the river and of the bridge above.
High-quality accommodation is proposed for the Art Hotel, within the highly activated and reinvigorated Howard Smith Wharves precinct.