The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel, The Maldives

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The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel, The Maldives

Indian Ocean Island Building – design by WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

29 Oct 2017

The Whale Bar at St Regis Hotel

The Whale Bar on The Maldives – Winner of 2017 SBID Awards

Design: WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design

The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel, The Maldives

OVERALL WINNER

The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel, The Maldives

The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel, The Maldives

The Whale Bar’s distinctive shape recalls the majestic whale shark. This whimsical but elegant retreat is elevated by light-oak interiors and a softly lit neutral palette.

The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel, The Maldives

The fish-scale-like timber shingles around the kitchen and smooth iridescent stucco in the ‘body’ of the whale emphasise the marine iconography.

The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel in The Maldives

The venue’s highlight is a ceiling mural that breaks away from the traditional St. Regis wall mural: this masterpiece is made up of five curvaceous oak panels.

The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel Maldives

The panels have been created using the Maldivian craft of pyrography by Indian artist Maya Burman, using henna-style drawing typically done on hands and feet as an expression of a celebratory moment of joy and gathering.

The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel, The Maldives

The installation depicts a father and son discovering a paradise of corals, fish, and plankton – a celebration of the Maldives’ vibrant sea life.

The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel, The Maldives

Underneath the mural is the main bar area which is inspired by the form of a sea turtle.

The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel, The Maldives

Category: Overall Winner
Design Practice: WOW Architects | Warner Wong Design
Project Title: The Whale Bar, St Regis Hotel
Project Location: Maldives, Maldives
Design Practice Location: Singapore, Singapore

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