Sydney industrial design studio, TILT, collaborated with Robert Simeoni Architects and restaurant owners, the Van Haandel Group to reimagine the venue.
The building in no way imitates its predecessor, instead paying homage to the beachside jetty with a blackened timber-clad facade.
Raw elements, such as leather, concrete and brick, connect the building to the nearby man-made sand dunes, which conceal the ground floor from street level to give the appearance that the restaurant is ‘floating’.
The new property also now houses casusal bar and grill, Pontoon, and fish and chip kiosk, Paper Fish.
TILT undertook the facade design, manufacturing and installation process. The facade is a series of horizontally bi-folding screens located outside the restaurant’s windows. The screens provide protection from the sun and can be raised to reveal beautiful bay views.