Walnut and leather front cocktail bar at The Burr Bar.
Interior of the The Burr Bar, Ayrburn.
Bar detail of The Burr Bar, Ayrburn.
Two zebra print armchairs in the Burr Bar.
Colourful rug and coffee table detail in the Burr Bar.
Schist stone wall and a fringed green velvet sofa in the Burr Bar.
Stone path and external view of the Burr Bar, Ayrburn.
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Burr Bar, Ayrburn

Location

Queenstown, New Zealand

Completion

2024

Walnut and leather front cocktail bar at The Burr Bar.

Ayrburn is a multi-outlet hospitality precinct distributed across 30 acres of historic land in Queenstown’s Arrowtown. It is the retelling of the site's story through our lens, pieced together through the artefacts and pieces of literature sourced through our design journey. 

In homage to Adrian Burr, the prior owner of the land and New Zealand arts philanthropist, The Burr Bar is a cocktail and dispense bar with an external terrace area with fireplaces. It is a joyful exaggeration, the ‘fruit cocktail’ within the precinct’s portfolio.

Small in footprint but large in personality, this one room 12 person building is the repurposing of the old machinery shed. Merrily garnished in brass and colour, it stands at the top of the hill overlooking the valley; architecturally ‘quiet’ but exuberant in purpose.

  • Interior of the The Burr Bar, Ayrburn.
  • Bar detail of The Burr Bar, Ayrburn.
  • Two zebra print armchairs in the Burr Bar.
  • Colourful rug and coffee table detail in the Burr Bar.
  • Schist stone wall and a fringed green velvet sofa in the Burr Bar.
  • Stone path and external view of the Burr Bar, Ayrburn.

Design Team

  • Jeremy Bull Principal Architect
  • Alice Nogues Interior Design
  • Jessie Wei Interior Design
  • Chris Taylor Interior Design

Build Team

  • Winton Developer
  • S.A. Studio Architect
  • The Builders Builder

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