8 at Trinity Restaurant

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Restaurant – Fine Dining
  • Company/Firm
    Inspiral Architecture and Design Studios
  • Lead Designer
    Charlie Hearn
  • Other Designer(s)
    Dekky S.Kurniawan, Marvin E. Lesmana, Puce Soepeno, I Made Laksmana
  • Photo Credit
  • Location
    Sydney, Australia
  • Project Date
    November 2019
  • Construction Company
    Johnson Property Group
  • Architect
    Charlie Hearn
  • Interior Designer
    Natalie Johnson
  • Hospitality
    8 at Trinity
  • Developer
    Johnson Property Group
  • Project Link

Located at the Trinity point marina at Lake Macquarie, this restaurant is the feature destination and initial showpiece building for the entire five-star development. The central part of the building uses translucent tensile fabric, which illuminates from within creating an atmospheric ambiance and unique presence. The space is adaptable in purpose to cater to large functions and special events, for any time of the year due to in-built clear blind sand heaters to manage various weather conditions.

The vertical columns also act as skylights and are designed with highly-efficient, translucent fabric. Through this translucence light penetrates giving abundant daylight to the mini ecosystem thus creating an eden like environment within the atrium. At night time the columns appear as illuminated showpieces providing a feeling of decadence. Following a common theme in the architectural work of Inspiral sustainability is inherent and integral to the design. One example of this is the rainwater collection system, of which guests can witness during rainfall as it cascades through the column into the storage and treatment tanks below ground.