CAuseway 353 Hotel

Melbourne | Victoria

Value   $25m
Status  Completed 2009

Causeway Hotel 353 is a ten storey, 140 room boutique hotel bounded on three sides by Melbourne’s iconic laneways. The hard, brutalist form of the original building delivered the ideal urban context in which to develop a dynamic hotel.

Our design strategy engaged with the brutalist exterior by retaining the hard shell while developing a soft interior within. The reception, looking out onto Little Collins Street, became a hole in the wall, a window of calm amongst the hum of the laneway. Urban renewal was central to our project approach, converting the look and feel from urban office to inviting hotel. 


Peter Clarke