We take you inside the Hilton South Wharf where Big River Group products bring the venue to life.
March 31st, 2010
Set in the heart of Melbourne’s South Wharf, the new Hilton Hotel sits within the business and cultural hub of the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and is just moments from the dynamic Docklands precinct.
Developed by a consortium led by Plenary Group and Multiplex, and designed by NH Architecture and Woods Bagot, the Hilton Hotel boasts 364 guest rooms and 32 two-bedroom apartments, as well as a restaurant, café, bar and even a bakery.
NH Architecture and Woods Bagot envisaged a design that would complement the landscape. Moreover, open spaces and views would provide a sense of freedom.
“The architects wanted a public space that is accessible, has no dead-end corridors and engages with Melbourne,” explains Paul Evans – NH Architects Project Director – of the Convention Centre and Hilton development.
The design features 18-metre-high windows that run along the riverbank, giving a sense of connection with nature – natural light ‘sun-brushing’ the building while the high windows provide panoramic views of the skyline…
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