Focal point to the northern end is a “hero” bar backed by a 9.5m wide wall of local freestone, which is constantly flooded with flowing water.

Focal point to the northern end is a “hero” bar backed by a 9.5m wide wall of local freestone, which is constantly flooded with flowing water.

category: hospitality

project name: Waterbar & Grill, Cairns Marina

location: Pier Marina, Cairns

size: 450sqm

completed: June 2006

The embodiment of the name gave inspiration to create a space using the balance between two opposing natural elements. Bold manipulation of materials and texture are the foundation of the design technique for this restaurant.

Focal point to the northern end is a “hero” bar backed by a 9.5m wide wall of local freestone, which is constantly flooded with flowing water

Rough sawn and dressed timbers form a landscape to feature a lively, open kitchen where the chefs ply their magic over the flaming grill.

A large sculptural panel of “fluid” glass often draws the touch of curious customers’ fingers enquiring to its actual nature. It’s an environment that achieves a balance of style and comfort that keeps faithful customers returning.

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