Hophaus is a cosmopolitan reinvention of the great Bavarian Bier Halls for Melbourne.
Familiar elements are treated with a contemporary slant, creating a simultaneously recognisable, yet new atmosphere. Texture and warmth are created by using crafted and hand finished materials throughout, from brick, to steel, timber, and stone. A versatility was required to enable large groups to gather, and also smaller intimate settings. Separate lounge, front bar, dining, and terrace areas, adaptable to patron numbers, would allow for a layering of uses as needed. The spaces and their relationship to one another required a crafted and considered approach. This is seen in plan and the undulating levels of soffits throughout. Zoning of services and lighting also attempted to enhance the sustainable approach to this large venue.
2014 Eat Drink Design Awards - Commendation - Best Bar Design
2014 AHA (Vic) State Awards - Best Bar Presentation & Service
2015 AHA (Vic) State Awards - Best Bar Presentation & Service
2016 AHA National Awards - Best Bar Presentation & Service