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The Ashby Bar and Bistro Pinjar Rd, Ashby - Completed 2015

The Ashby Bar and Bistro surprises by being an intimate suburban pub set within a larger complex of sports bar, bistro, garden bar, liquor superstore and drive-thru bottleshop; with the programme complementing the broader context of a neighbourhood shopping and commercial centre precinct.

 

With deft articulation of materials, including slim faced bricks, exposed aggregate concrete, slate roof tiles on broad pitch roofs and a distinctive “Havana cigar-bar” garden bar, the different functions of the Bar and Bistro are manifested in its form where the mass of the whole is read in its smaller individual parts, succeeding in its goal of providing a community clubhouse within the context of its broader functions.

 

This estimation of the success of the project was shared by 6PR where the pub garnered the 2015 De Bortoli Pub of The Year. 

 

 

 

// Images courtesy of Jeffrey Low - Ergoline Furniture