QT SYDNEY HOTEL, AUSTRALIA
Monday 17 Dec 2012
The new QT Sydney on the corner of George and Market St. in Sydney, Australia is a ‘unique' hotel particular to Sydney and the context of the heritage grand ‘State Theatre' building and Gowings building in which it is created.
Woodhead Architects were the architects responsible for the façade works, Heritage co-ordination and Council approvals. Nic Graham and associates were responsible for the Interior public spaces and Indyk Architects for the Interior planning layouts and realization of 200 bedrooms and their hallways.
The Bedrooms that Indyk designed are for an artistic ‘quirky' elite that love the ‘art' of hotel staying; the quirkiness of a new experience; value high level design; and desire comfort and surprise.
Indyk Architects worked with the remnant historical details to create a new modern language of design, with bespoke detailing at every turn. Rooms planned within the old buildings have a diversity and uniqueness.
Indyk Architects designed hand tufted rugs for Gowings' timber floors in geometric patterns, and carpets inspired by Mark Rothko, for State building. There are four colour palettes over the two buildings. Accompanying the colour palettes are a diversity of loose furniture choices; fabric options; a diverse and quirky range of lighting including pendants, standing and bedside lights, appropriate curtains and a variation in timber choices for the joinery. All materials were chosen for their longevity and for their integrity.
Bathroom walls and floors in State building were of Brazilian Slate while in Gowings Chinese Bluestone was used. Granites were used for the vanity benches. Polished Stainless steel framed the coloured glass cabinets and Leather and cottons and wools were the fabric choice. All joinery such as bed heads, wardrobes, desks, credenzas and mini bars were custom designed by Indyk Architects and manufactured in China from 3 different factories coordinated by Built Constructions-the builders for the job.
Indyk architects with Art Duo consultants coordinated artists Richard Blackwell and Morgan Shimeld to create three dimensional art options for the 200 bedrooms.