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- Architect Hecker Phelan Guthrie
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Ivy represents a landscaped oasis for public entertainment within a tight urban fabric.
The 20,000sqm hotel includes eighteen bars, a ballroom and a rooftop pool and draws inspiration from modern LA and Florida homes and Palm Springs glamour and nostalgia. A strong focus was placed on creating the illusion of a domestic environment through a series of interconnecting rooms, each with its own character and function, as well as clustered soft furnishings and lighting, and one-off pieces. The genius lies in the careful interrelation between all aspects of the venue, and the opulent mix of destinations. The precinct exists in an Ivy league of its own.
Drainage is often the forgotten workhorse of the building and design function. Yet drainage maintains a simple albeit vital purpose.