Surrounded by water on all sides, Ponyfish Island is a haven for wonderers and wanderers. Adorned with specimens and diagrams of exotic flora and fauna – both real and imagined – the venue is a tribute to explorers and discoverers of all kinds.
A good blend of naivety and humour, the new Ponyfish Island is bright and relaxed. The use of colour, shapes and craft has been introduced to deliberately separate itself from the muted and natural material palettes of nearby competitors.
The moon shaped plan has been followed to maximize seating numbers and patron comfort along the edge of the island. Allowing for uninterrupted views of the city, Southbank and the Yarra from all areas.
The result is one of wonder, where you are surrounded with awestruck views and subtle details to discover over time.
Location: Melbourne, VIC
Country: Bunurong Boon Wurrung and Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation
Client: Ponyfish Island
Project team: Graham Charbonneau, Dave Bickmore, Sam Broadbridge
Builder: Loc Build
Photographer: Jake Roden