Architecture Now with Techne
A tour lead by architects Techne, a transformative part of the collective of creatives behind the 2018 reincarnation of Hotel Esplanade.
Hotel Esplanade was originally built as a 60-room hotel in the Renaissance Revival Regency Resort style before alterations in the 1920s transformed it into a celebrated live music venue. From the 90s onwards, the Espy survived numerous sales and a threatened demolition before undergoing a major refurbishment in 2018
The revived hotel now boasts 12 bars over five levels, three band stages, signalling live music is still a priority, two restaurants and a podcast studio. The Gershwin Room remains relatively untouched except for a new sound system. New areas previously closed to the public have been opened such as the Ghost of Alfred Felton cocktail bar, bringing to life the story of the philanthropist, chemist and long-time Espy resident.
Technē Architects are working with the Espy Arts program to produce this unique tour. Join us as the team unravel how they maintained decades of evolutions with their dreams for Hotel Esplanade.
DATES: Monday nights monthly
DURATION: 60 minutes
MEETING POINT: Please check in with the host on arrival to be shown to the meeting point.
MORE INFO AND ACCESSIBILITY ENQUIRIES: Please note this tour is through a busy working venue, involving walking and standing for much of the hour. If you require assistance, please email any accessibility requirements and questions through to firstname.lastname@example.org and our staff can assist you.
U18's MUST be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian at all times
**Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of your tour. Unfortunately latecomers may not be able to join until a suitable point in the journey.**
We acknowledge the lands on which we present this work are the lands of the Yalak-ut Weelam people of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging.