Little Collins Street, Melbourne
The Causeway 353 Hotel is a ten storey, 140 room boutique hotel that is bounded on three sides by Melbourne’s hidden laneways.
The brief was to convert an existing office building into a hotel where both business people and travelers would feel at home. The hard, brutalist form of the original building provided the perfect urban context in which to create a new hotel.
Our design strategy was to imagine a hard shell with a soft interior. The reception became a ‘hole in the wall’ and a window into a place of calm. The idea of urban renewal was central to the way we approached this project, changing the look and feel from office to hotel and from urban to home.