location: Launceston, Tasmania
awards: 2009 Commercial Architecture Commendation AIA,
2009 Launceston City Council Heritage Award – Best Attention to Streetscape
description: Pierre’s is an ambitious re-development converting a tired 1865 building into a mix of Brasserie, Restaurant, Bar, Conference Room, Offices, Fashion Boutique, and Apartment, at 88 George Street, Launceston, Tasmania.
Pierre’s contributes to contemporary architecture & interior design practice through synthesis and recollection of an establishment’s history reordered into an expressive modern design solution.
The principle aim of the project was to capture and distill the essence of what the character of Pierre’s originally was, what made it a local favourite as a brasserie, and how this should be grafted into an upgraded fit-out which supports the future use. Urban renewal and inner city living make a positive contribution to the cultural, social and environmental life of cities. The mixed-use redevelopment is contemporary, ecologically responsible and socially inclusive, knitted together by a consistent design response.
category: commercial, tourism