GROUPN Interior Design were recently engaged for the revitalisation and re-positioning of Level 3 or ‘The Rooftop’ of the Cruise Bar at Sydney’s Iconic Overseas Passenger Terminal.
Formerly exclusively purposed as a private function space, the Dynamic C!NC hospitality group who manage the venue saw potential to infuse the space with character and present a new rooftop venue for the busy summer social season.
The location, outlook and position held obvious potential. The initial briefing indicated the New York rooftop feel, however as the design developed, the glamour, exclusivity & artistic quirkiness of the Hollywood Regency style was infused to create a venue that feels like an invitation to a secret after-party at the Golden Globes! L.A living with Sydney style!
New finishes were provided onto the existing base fit-out, a tight budget and extremely tight timeframe were key constraints that guided the project and shaped the approach. Layers of colour and texture were added to frame and enhance the dynamic outlook and views. It was also critical that the design response demonstrated an understanding that when ships are in port at the terminal, that the atmosphere of the venue needed to delight and enliven with theatrical whimsy as certain views close off.