AER BAR, EUROPEAN BIER CAFE
AER BAR
ROOFTOP BAR AT EUROPEAN BIER CAFE, MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
 
PEL were commissioned to design a new purpose built rooftop bar on top of the European Bier Cafe, in Exhibition St, Melbourne. It will be one of the only rooftop bars in Melbourne that has the ability to operate completely in summer and winter, with retractable roof and blinds to enclose the wet weather.
Nestled into the tops of the surrounding tree canopies in Exhibition st, perched on top of the long established European Bier Cafe, the design for Aer Bar uses its warm finishes and mature plantings to create a purpose built inviting open space in the midst of the urban rush of Melbourne’s CBD.
A mixture of open air space, covered bar area, leafy surroundings coupled with a raised pitch cathedral ceiling with openable skylights peering into the clear skies above, make for an inviting summer rooftop venue. The retractable awnings close across the rusted steel framed space, the slimline panel heaters and two fireplaces light up, and the clear cafe blinds close to create a cosy timber lined bar still functional in the depths of winter.
The bamboo timber floor cutting into the bluestone tiled deck softens the entry, whilst the iron planter towers and the landscaped facades reflect the greenery along Exhibition st. Recycled wrought iron gates fixed to the stone topped bar front along with backlit reclaimed timber box shelves mix with the fireplaces and timber seating and tables to maintain the warm feel of the hotel. The raised ceiling lifting up over the bar creates surprisingly open standing area with the visible Melbourne sky visible through clear openable skylights above, whilst the long timber island bars provide the perfect viewpoint for views of the city surrounds. Warm colours and materials retain the feel of a cosy internal space in an open environment.
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