• Type History
  • Client Commercial
  • Location Melbourne
  • Description New life for the Arts Centre
  • Construction 2011
  • Photography Sharyn Cairns
  • Design Allan Powell Pty ltd
  • Architect Allan Powell

By embracing the location and extraordinary views of the city and combining it with a potent, theatrical and deeply evocative internal experience, the design produced a restaurant and bar that embodies Melbourne’s unique character.  

“A classic restaurant for the Van Handel Group by Allan Powell Architects offers a riverside refuge with views to the city from Melbourne’s reborn Hamer Hall.

The redevelopment of Hamer Hall is an important project for Melbourne’s arts community not only because of the vastly increased amenity the refurbished venue offers, but also because it has forged more open and organic connections with the urban landscape at the intersection of the Yarra River and St Kilda Road.” Mark Scruby, Architecture AU