Garden State Hotel
Design Melbourne’s largest pub venue to create a multitude of spaces that use architecture and lighting to tell a story.
The redevelopment of the Garden State Hotel has produced an architectural delight and Melbourne’s latest go to space to eat, drink and be social. It was a challenge to work with such a large-scale venue and fashion a space that gives a sense of connection. Yet architectural lighting solutions managed to skillfully craft the right mood among the many drinking and dining spaces. It was also about conceiving a space which provided comfort, ambience and intimacy – from cocktail bar to courtyard to pub. Wall strip lighting throughout the venue acts as a pathway that leads customers around the circular venue. It’s a familiar arch that lights the way for patrons.