The Osbourne Hotel

Commercial & Industrial 

 

LOCATION

Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

CLIENT

The Glen Hotel

ARCHITECT

BSPN

STATUS

Completed

AWARDS

2018, Queensland Hotels Association Award for Excellence, Best Developed Hotel over $2m of the Year

The Osbourne Hotel, formerly known as Fringe Bar and Kerbside, has undergone a multi-million-dollar makeover to restore the building to its roots as a pub for locals, and return to its namesake to pay tribute to the original hotel owner Charles Osbourne. The beer garden extension focused on blurring boundaries through integration of landscape and removal of barriers within an open, expansive space covered by a flyover translucent roof. This has resulted in a series of transparent, easily accessible, semi enclosed spaces subtly defined through the use of materials, landscaping and timber pergola elements. The lower portion of the beer garden is defined by feature graffiti murals and a retractable roof that allows protection in inclement weather along with an opportunity for stargazing whilst open. Finishes in the extension component of the project are a combination of brick, timber, concrete and glass. The beer garden takes advantage of South East Queensland’s climate incorporating passive subtropical design fundamentals like cross ventilation, natural light, vegetation and solar control.