Royal Saxon Hotel

Richmond

 

 
 

This project entailed bringing a derelict building back to life and creating much needed green space in Richmond. The brief was for a demographically inclusive pub environment for locals and visitors.

The design plays with perceptions of old and new, reviving old elements and adding new elements that could be mistaken for old. New interior walls reference in-filled windows, remnant walls and fireplaces found in many inner city sites. The walled garden as it grows will envelop the building with foliage, giving the intended impression of being an urban ruin.

Photographer
Patrick Rodriguez
Client
The Royal Saxon Hotel
Location
545 Church St, Richmond
Completed
2009
Awards
2010 AIA (Vic) Commercial Architecture Award