Inspired by the client’s love of all things Italian, Glorietta is a bar and 220-seat restaurant designed to shape a corporate precinct into a Eurocentric agricultural memory. Glorietta involved the challenging transformation of a stark, voluminous, glass box within a new landmark tower; void of history and restricted by poor street visibility. As the podium tenant, Glorietta presented various key constraints. A cold and commercial character, including an open ceiling to allow for the base build utilities to remain effective and compliant. These obstacles made our teamwork to craft a sense of identity, intimacy, and warmth.
▼餐厅概览，Glorietta restaurant ©Anson Smart
From polished concrete around the bar and northern dining areas to timber boards in the central dining space and concrete slabs surrounding the kitchen, each variation in materials helped to distinguish the separate zones – as well as build personality and interest. The large scale, volume, view, and elevated floor area also became advantages to creating theatre and spatial uniqueness throughout the venue.
Main dining area with rattan ceilings ©Anson Smart
▼用餐区概览，dining area ©Anson Smart
▼侧面吧台，Side Bar ©Anson Smart
In support of this, the clever use of five different seating options further established each zone. From the high timber tables and stools at the bar, long communal tables and the built-in olive-green leather banquettes, rust-red-toned tables, and individual bentwood chairs. Varied seating options offer intimacy and choice depending on patrons dining and drinking needs.
Kitchen to the side and Family Table at rear ©Anson Smart
▼家庭餐桌细节，Family Table Detail ©Anson Smart
A visible, traditional pizza oven and open kitchen capture the energy of a classic Italian restaurant and the theatrics that accompany this. A dining counter and bar ribbon the entry – which not only frames the entry but adds to the atmosphere and visual intrigue. A central bar was strategically positioned for maximum street visibility and to contain the venue’s footprint, scale, and proportion.
▼牡蛎吧，Oyster Bar ©Anson Smart
▼披萨烤炉，Pizza Oven ©Anson Smart
An earthy, organic, and warm palette was achieved via the careful selection of contemporary, yet durable, furnishings and fittings. Tonally gentle design elements soften the space. Recycled timber, olive and apricot leathers and tiling, rust-red tables, brass, creams, and wheat-colored linen curtains encircle the venue, while a vaulted rattan ‘cloudscape’ obscures the impact of the silver ceiling panels and offers yet another layer of warmth and natural texture to the space.
wheat-colored linen curtains encircle the venue ©Anson Smart
▼从用餐区望向厨房，Kitchen and Arbour ©Anson Smart
Glorietta’s narrative is one of soft agricultural nostalgia which seamlessly enhances the otherwise hard-edged commercial volume. The innovative transformation of Glorietta from an amorphous commercial venue, into an intimate restaurant now appeals to the afternoon spritz seekers, late-night dinners, and the casual pizza crowd.
▼橄榄树和餐桌细节，Olive Tree and table detail ©Anson Smart
Principal Architect: Jeremy Bull
Project Architect: Sophie Harris
Interior Design Team: Katie Snow
Project Address: Upper Ground Floor, 100 Mount St, North Sydney, NSW Australia.
Photographer Credit: Anson Smart
Photography Styling Credit: Claire Delmar
Project Size: 420sqm