The Schaller Studio

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Boutique hotel project for regional Victoria’s extensive new hospital precinct installed in 6 days

Watch a time-lapse of the construction process

The Schaller Studio offers boutique accommodation in the heart of Bendigo in regional Victoria. The unique 128 room hotel over 4 levels was manufactured in Hickory’s Melbourne factory, transported by road to Bendigo and installed on the site of the town’s former hospital in just 6 days. 

As part of the Bendigo Hospital Project, The Schaller Studio is operated by Asian Pacific Group’s prestigious Art Series Hotel chain, and offers a new standard in design, quality and construction methodology for regional hotel projects.

The well-appointed queen, double and twin single suites showcase artworks by Mark Schaller, the hotels’ namesake artist, who was also commissioned to create an 8 metre high mosaic mural for the hotel’s exterior.

Highlights:

  • Metropolitan in design and quality, and easily transportable, Hickory’s prefabricated UB System enables fast, efficient implementation of boutique regional projects.
  • Using one 200 tonne mobile crane, Hickory’s project team together with a crew of local tradespeople erected all 66 modules in just 6 days during January 2014. 
  • Hickory also performed base building works, including the subcontracted demolition of an existing hospital wing, followed by construction of the in-situ lobby and bar area. 
  • Extensive preliminary design and documentation of the hotel rooms and module layouts was completed by Noel Robinson Architects, a leading design firm with extensive experience in optimizing multi-unit design for modular construction techniques.
  • Andrew Walter architects further rationalized existing floor plans and highlighted the modern grey façade with feature art balconies in vivid hues of green.

NOTE: Since successfully delivering this project Hickory have adjusted our delivery model to now focus on high-rise projects using conventional and Hickory Building Systems construction methods. For more information on Hickory Building Systems please click here.

 

Location: 62 Lucan Street, Bendigo VIC 3550

INSTALLATION
January 2014

COMPLETION DATE
May 2014

CLIENT
Asian Pacfic Group Pty Ltd (for the Victorian Government and the Exemplar Health Consortium)

OPERATOR
Art Series Hotels

No. of ROOMS
128

No. of HICKORY UNITS
66