HASSELL reinvigorates sydney's ovolo hotel with dynamic overhaul
HASSELL reinvigorates sydney's ovolo hotel with dynamic overhaul HASSELL reinvigorates sydney's ovolo hotel with dynamic overhaul
mar 08, 2016

HASSELL reinvigorates sydney's ovolo hotel with dynamic overhaul

HASSELL reinvigorates sydney’s ovolo hotel with dynamic overhaul
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HASSELL has recently unveiled a redesign of ovolo woolloomooloo hotel based in sydney’s iconic old wharf. the overhaul sees the interior given an energetic and bold identity; chosen to appeal to a new generation of guests. throughout, the inviting public spaces and vibrant color scheme contrast with the deliberately atmospheric guest rooms, building drama and interest.

the hotel reception sits underneath a lit house-shaped pavilion




set within a expansive warehouse building, the space capitalizes on bringing natural light, views of the harbor and its urban setting. HASSELL employs a strategy of breaking the floorplan into smaller, more intimate zones with the addition of pavilion-like spaces filled with greenery and unique uses.

the aim was to transform the historic wharf into a place that people can inhabit and truly appreciate




‘buzzing bars and restaurants and emerging retail options are great for local residents and hotel guests alike, and anchor the hotel within its surrounds, while inside, the welcoming public spaces and fresh colour scheme contrast with the deliberately atmospheric guest rooms, building drama and interest,’ comments HASSELL senior associate matthew sheargold

the vast central spine of the existing hotel was transformed first




the energetic use of color runs consistently through the hotel’s revival. the guest rooms boast commissioned artworks, in-room inclusions, custom lighting and responds with a mix of technology and amenities for tourists, locals and people on business.

the bar area / hotel guests expect to seamlessly switch between work, rest and play

the space has been divided into more intimate zones accommodating different uses and programs

an eclectic choice in furniture highlights the energetic and young approach to the redesign

block colors have been used in one of the rooms

the rooms feature generous in-room inclusions, custom lighting and locally commissioned artworks

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