The Star Casino & Hotel - Sovereign and Jade Room Terrace


The Star Casino & Hotel - Sovereign and Jade Room Terrace

LocationPyrmont, NSW
ClientEcho Entertainment
ServicesConcept Design, Documentation and Construction Administration, custom furnishings
Site Area
Budget$700,000 AUD

The Star Sydney Casino & Hotel in Pyrmont, Sydney, overlooks Darling Harbour and features two gaming floors, eight bars, seven restaurants, 351 hotel rooms and 130 serviced and privately owned apartments. It also includes the 2,000 seat Lyric Theatre.

OCULUS was invited to participate in a limited design competition to prepare concepts for the rejuvenation of the VIP Sovereign and Jade Room outdoor terraces to give them a new lease of life for outdoor entertainment.

Central to the design was the concept of providing an environment that encourages use of the terraces throughout the year by creating a new and exciting venue for a range of uses and activities. The design provides a series of flexible spaces that cater for small groups or large functions. The reinvigorated pallete of new colourful plant material has a range of different textures and forms to provide visual and seasonal interest. The design also created elevated timber platforms to capitalise on city and harbour views with gas outdoor fireplaces, new furniture and large colourful pots and umbrellas.

New lighting effects were incorporated to accent and feature the landscape including custom designed catenary system, custom designed perforated tube garden feature lights and concealed strip lights around the decks.