Acer Arena, a live performance venue at the Sydney Olympic Park, asked for the design of a bar on the VIP suites level that was quietly bold without feeling like a nightclub. It is a public face to service these patrons but also allows for slightly more private business interactions to take place.

Trying to reconcile the aesthetically challenging context of the existing arena we employed the concept of a ‘peninsula’ for the design of the bar. It grows out of and is part of the greater context but also has its own identity, allowing it to both stand alone as well as blend with the existing.

photography by kevin hui

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