fitzpatrick+partners adds new entrance building to Star casino
The new Pirrama Road fronting building to the Star is defined as a clear object building; a form in its own right, informed by the geometries of the existing building, but visually independent of such. It fills the missing gap to the streetscape, engaging all levels of the building with the surrounding context.
The new main arrival of the building now activates the ground plane, integrating arrival sequences for users of the building, whether arriving on foot, ferry, taxi, light rail or bus. The internal planning of the building integrates the through site links to the new building and surrounding suburb, making welcome and clear transition ways through the building – giving choices of whether to engage or bypass the internal activities. The operable facade allows the building to breathe, providing a real visual and acoustic connection with the surrounding city.
The integration of retail outlets, public art, signage, landscape and lighting provides the external form with a vibrant and ever-changing sculptural presentation to the public domain. The persona of The Star is now that of a public building, providing theatre, fine dining, retailing, music and gaming to the public. The architectural solution showcases this spectrum of activity to the city.