The Old Clare Hotel is the result of a five year project combining a 1939 Art Deco Pub with the Victorian era 1915 CUB Headquarters in a contemporary but heritage respecting transformation designed by TZG.
The project has been awarded “Best Use of Glass - Commercial Glazing Project” in the 2016 NSW Glass and Glazing Association Awards. Other accolades include winning Gourmet Travellers Hotel Guides “Boutique Hotel of the Year”and being listed in Vogue Livings “Best Architecture in NSW” and Conde Naste Travellors “Hot List 100 – Best new Hotels” for 2016.
Vibrant graphic curved glass created by BCG is the star of the revamp of this heritage bar on the fringe of Sydney’s CBD. BCG worked closely with Fitout contractor Elan Construct, installation contractor, Wellfix Glass and Tonkin Zulaika Greer Architects to successfully implement their design concept.
Glass colours were selected following exhaustive sampling and assessment in lightbox mock-ups. The amber tones of the glass are designed to reference the history of the site formerly housing the Tooth & Co. Brewery. The golden colours representing KB Lager, Kent Old Brown and Reschs beer and beer bottles.
BCG custom laminated clear curved and flat glass by encapsulating a coloured printed insert within eva interlayers - clear to the front and a diffusing White opaque to the rear of the insert.
112 individual pieces of curved and flat glass have been meticulously face glazed into the recesses of the industrial style steel structure of the Bar and Reception Counter elements on the ground floor street level. The patterned layouts create a lively retro ambience.
The finished project has received critical and popular acclaim and has become a key element in the success of the new “Kensington Street Precinct” entertainment area just off Broadway.
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