Sitting 40 levels in the air, Sky Bar Melbourne lives up to its reputation as an elevated experience with a number of hospitality spaces that crown the Oakwood Premier Hotel.
Designed by CHT Architects, the Sky Bar and its terrace are accompanied by two other bars in a VIP area and Strato, an adjoining gourmet restaurant. The client requested that the practice immerse the visitor in the view. Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by a surrounding overhead view projection, which evokes a feeling of flight, with the elevator hallway ceiling deliberately low to obscure the view for a brief moment.
Once in the bar, the whole 360 degree view is displayed. The bar features a number of opulent touch furniture fixtures, with the entire bar designed to complement the view. Dim lighting frames the vignette, while the central glass brick bar is the main feature of the interior.
Window lines are clear of any built objects to ensure a full sensory experience at the Sky Bar. Dark tones and a thoughtful lighting strategy aim to ensure the experience is unobstructed by glare. CHT’s design has even ensured that the bathrooms have an unobstructed view for visitors.
Combining contemporary elegance with a setting in the sky, CHT Architects meticulously designed Melbourne’s iconic Sky Bar. Allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of the river city, the design conservation is thoughtful, tailored specifically to the occupants’ experience with the incomparable view that engulfs them.