Event Icon Architecture Now with Technē

Price from $33.00

26 Aug, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Australia/Melbourne Timezone

Hotel Esplanade, 112 The Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia Arrow


A tour of The Espy lead by Techne Architecture + Interior Design, 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, 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.

U18s 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.**

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When: March 5, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: The Alex Theatre, 135 Fitzroy St, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia

𝐀 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐓𝐨 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐘𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐂𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭 & 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐎𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬. 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬, 𝐩𝐨𝐞𝐭𝐬, 𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐰𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝. 𝐖𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 …

To see where you can take your dog off leash see map locations below. West Beach St Kilda West St Kilda Beach Along Pier Road to the drainage channel at the north-west end of Pier Road St Kilda Beach Between Brooks Jetty and the northern end of the car park towards St Kilda Marina