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Wrest Point Casino

Wrest Point, Hobart



This refurbishment of the Wrest Point Casino in Hobart overlooks the Derwent River, finish point for the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race. The new design includes an extension to the lower level boardwalk, new bistro, bar, gaming upgrade, entry and striking atrium space renovation. Design inspiration for the project was derived from the coastal surrounds and nautical influences woven into Hobart’s iconic history. This inspiration is immediately manifest as you enter the new salient atrium space. An impressive double height framework structure composed of locally sourced recycled sailing ship timber, evokes a highly sculptural nautical presence in the space and connects the lower levels with the upper. Tensioned shipping rope connected to steel pullies threads its way throughout the arrangement creating the feeling of being on a large vessel. The ceiling has been treated with a bespoke lighting feature where blue light wave reflections are cast onto the space. The carpet design is an impressionistic interpretation of ocean waves and currents. A new family dining bistro and bar area has been fashioned extending seating that spills out onto the wharf for up close harbour views.

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