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Architecture: Crown Metropol

May 24, 2010

Bates Smart’s Crown Metropol features a sinuous facade and luxurious interiors defined by natural materials and vibrant shots of colour.

Distinctive, vibrant and unmistakably modern, the new 28-level Crown Metropol hotel features a sinuous, wave-like exterior with reflective skin, sleek podium entry, 658 spacious, light-filled guestrooms, a luxurious top-floor day spa, a sky bar and terrace on Level 28, Gordon Ramsay’s maze restaurant and maze grill, extensive meeting facilities and dedicated Business Centre, and a world-class training and recruitment facility.

Inside, the lobby features a coffered ceiling and curving timber wall, providing a backdrop for artwork including a mural by Noel Skrzypczak, and sculptures by Jae Lee Hyo. The maze restaurant and maze grill sit on level 1, in the sculptural architectural object perched outside the main tower. The sequence of spaces provide private drinking and dining spaces as well as open areas, each defined by textured materials including mosaic tiling, woven wicker, rough cut slate and raw steel.

Guestrooms feature hand-crafted elements and natural materials, creating a distinctive, contemporary feel with a boutique edge. The Isika day spa, located on level 27, includes an 8 metre-high volume containing the swimming pool and sun deck. The fully-glazed facade on three sides of the space allows for spectacular views over the city, and fills the space with natural light.

*Team* Jeff Copolov, Roger Poole, Kristen Whittle, Fulvio Facci, Claudia Fleuter, Kendra Pinkus, Grant Filipoff, Jan Eastwood

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