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VIBE Hotel

  • Client / Builder:Icon
  • Architect:WMK
  • Location:Sydney CBD, NSW
  • Timing:2018-19 (8 months)
  • Status:Complete
  • Contract:Supply & Installation
  • # of precast elements:480
  • Type of elements:Standard exposed concrete precast external walls and architectural columns; structural columns.

The Darling Harbour Vibe Hotel is a 16-level hotel with 145 hotel rooms, a Ground Floor restaurant and bar area adjacent to the hotel lobby, referencing the shapes and materials of a heritage school and the Gothic church opposite while activating the Sussex Street and James Lane streetscapes. The hotel facilities include an infinity swimming pool, a gymnasium and a rooftop licensed bar area.

Evolution Precast manufactured the standard grey wall paneling that complemented the lower-level brick façade resulting in a modern outlook for this New York themed hotel.  Evolution Precast also re-designed the exposed concave external columns to a precast solution, in order to provide a non-combustible product.

Vibe Hotel Darling Harbour was shortlisted in the Commercial Architecture category for the 2020 NSW Architecture Awards.