In what is probably the closest thing to a traditional seaside pier in Brisbane, a development application has been submitted to build a new octagonal overwater bar as part of the Howard Smith Wharves redevelopment.
Proposed by HSW Nominees Pty Ltd and designed by Inaspace Architects, the proposed 280 sqm Champagne bar and music venue is an octagonal shaped timber building and sits directly under the Story Bridge, protruding out onto the river on a new public boardwalk.
The building’s architecture consists of large arched doors leading into a central space which has been inspired by the Story Bridge arched pylons. Internally, the fitout makes reference to a different olde worlde time in Brisbane’s history mixed with some European influences and is being designed by interior designer Anna Spiro.
According to the development application, a central bar design has been adopted so patrons can enjoy the river views and breezes throughout the venue while still being able to connect with the DJ and musicians. A generous outdoor lounge area is planned on the boardwalk pier.
During the day, the waterfront deck will be a relaxation and drinking spot, come night time, the late-night music will become a nightcap destination for its neighbouring restaurants and hotel visitors.
The design reflects a laid-back atmosphere inviting not only locals, but interstate and international visitors to enjoy the true, relaxed spirit of Brisbane. – Development Application
Construction continues on the Deague Group’s new 164 room five-star Art Series Hotel which is expected to be completed next year. The hotel will consist of four new ground-level retail tenancies, a rooftop pool as well as conference facilities.
Last month the retail lineup was revealed, which included some big names:
- ‘Fresh Greek’ restaurant by Sydney chef-restauranteur Jonathan Barthelmess
- A Hong Kong Chinese style eatery by Brisbane restauranteur Andrew Baturo (co-owner of The Gresham)
- Japanese restaurant Izakaya which has restaurants in Sydney and Melbourne by Matt Yazbek
- A craft brewery
- A bakery and coffee roastery on site
The development application number for this project is A004819295.