“The strong form & overhead glazed lighting lantern ensures the sparkle and attraction of the bar.”

“The strong form & overhead glazed lighting lantern ensures the sparkle and attraction of the bar.”

North Restaurant & Bar

our role: planning & spatial analysis, conceptual design, finishes specification, concept tender & 3D renders

location: Pier Marina, Cairns

size: 890sqm

Myriad were given the task to redesign the Shangri-la’s signature waterfront marina restaurant; which is truly a unique location in the Tropical North, overlooking the Cairns Marina with a relaxed garden lounge. The design was to offer a dining & bar experience that will be highly popular with locals, tourists & hotel guests alike.

The service bar is central to the area, dividing the path to the restaurant & bar. The strong form & overhead glazed lighting lantern provides the sparkle and attraction of the bar. The material palette draws from the venue décor to sit harmoniously within.

Creating a style that employs an elegance, influenced from European traditions, this is a palette that imbues a quality to a venue that is distinctive in Cairns. Classical finishes are employed in a very contemporary manner. Hexagon shadowbox tiles in a palette of soft greys underpin oak timbers; Carrara marble; a deep ocean blue finish to moulded panels; fine black & oak chairs; with accents of silver that tie in the soft aluminium door framing.

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