Citigate Mount Panorama, Bathurst – NSW


This project was undertaken by Foster and Associates for Mirvac Hotels and Resorts on behalf of CYD.

We were commissioned to design the main lobby, restaurant bar and function rooms of this four star property on iconic Mount Panorama racing circuit. The inspiration for the design was taken from its location with specific references to the racing industry and mechanical influences.

The use of polished chrome accents throughout, polished concrete floors and black and white colour story combined to create a contemporary twist to a mechanics workshop space. Lighting and feature elements were all selected to further enhance the motoring theme. The nature of its location, and a desire to create an environment that would be welcoming to local patrons as well as national and international guests, meant the property needed to have a broad appeal - if it was to become successful year round and not simply as a racing accommodation venue.

Numbers of guests in this venue would vary greatly from full to capacity to quiet, and as such, the finishes and design needed to withstand heavy and boisterous usage throughout the year, while maintaining the elegance and style required for the Citigate Brand for Mirvac.