The Bowling Experience Transformed

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AMF Bowling engaged Hachem as Concept Architects and TONIC as Project Architects and Interior Designers to develop an existing concept design for the refurbishment to their entertainment venue within the Crown Casino. The client’s notion was to transform the venue into an entertainment experience that moves beyond just bowling, it was also as much of an exercise in changing community perception of Kingpin as it was to enhance the functionality of the space. The design needed to respond directly to this issue.

The design responded to the brief through the creation of functionality through different spatial experiences across differently themed mini-venues within one singular venue. The Pins Royal VIP area strives to be something luxe and special with its curved ceiling made from 40,000 individual hardwood dowel and high quality finishes, furniture and fittings. Its external entry is understated almost hidden from view. A small window visible from within the main bar area gives a small glimpse of the ceiling detail, enticing patrons to discover what is hidden and wonderful to discover upstairs.

Architect/Designer: Matt Riley + Anna Gowen, TONIC Design

Engineer: Robert Cilia, Dome Consulting

Builder: Ian Morrison, IQ Construct

Furniture and decorative elements were selected in keeping with the design to further create spaces to be seen, to lounge, to hide and to celebrate. Various types and styles of furniture further enhance the luxe experiences available and importantly cater for multiple demographics who would visit the venue. The Pins Royal VIP area's curved ceiling is  made from 40,000 individual hardwood dowels.

Floor Covering: The recycled timber floor was supplied by Floorwood (recycled Australian "Mixed Browns" flooring in Chevron tongue and groove)

Feature: The timber feature dowels were 32mm Tasmanian oak timber dowels fixed to ply and dipped in gold paint

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