Industrial elements populate restaurant in The Oxford Scholar Hotel in Melbourne
Schiavello Construction teamed up with architecture firm March Studio to refresh The Oxford Scholar Hotel and its restaurant. The iconic RMIT University landmark has been reimagined, 160 years after its establishment.
“The historic building was redeveloped entirely by stripping out the existing basement, ground floor and upper levels – transforming it into a modern eatery with an expansive function space and dedicated meeting rooms. In order to seamlessly connect these floors, a new lift and inter-tenancy staircase was installed. With this, the builder and architect achieved the client’s brief of creating an all-inclusive space for students, alumni, and the wider community to plug in and tap out. Wrapped in industrial elements, the reimagined pub nods to the past with raw accents of warm timber, exposed brickwork and flocked wallpaper. The combination of communal and booth-seating options allows students and patrons to engage with the space as their needs require. The Oxford Scholar has been reborn to provide staff, students and alumni with an inspiring space to create, connect and collaborate for years to come,” explained Schiavello Construction