Sydney Opera House
2014 - 2015
Within the iconic Utzon space of the Sydney Opera House’s two southern shells, the new Bennelong Restaurant is positioned across three levels, each offering a different dining experience and direction of view.
The long familiar layered precast concrete stair plinth on which the Bennelong shells sit are continued but reinterpreted in softer form as layers of grey felt in the fitout, shaped in rectilinear forms to relate to the famous podium.
Acting as giant acoustic absorbers, the forms are trimmed with aged brass, in acknowledgement of the original brass used throughout the Opera House.
Tim Greer, Belinda Pajkovic, Alison Osborne