Sky City Flare Bar

Sky City Flare Bar

Flare Bar and Entertainment  Zone is the anchor point for the principle gaming are for Sky City Auckland .


The Brief was for a tripartite function of Main Bar ,Cocktail bar and Entertainment Hub, and the location a spaces available enabled a design process to provide three distinct character areas of  the spectacular Bar facing the Gaming areas ; a secluded Champagne Bar ; and vibrant Entertainment Area good for live music , dancing , big screen entertainment , as well as a quiet coffee zone —all into a linked centralised hub .


The theme of Flare is ‘ Light ‘  using a variety of LED lighting techniques ,together with dramatic  moving mettle mesh screens ,reflective rotating mirror balls and spot lighting effects for the main bar area , moderated by more subdued lighting in the quieter zones , but then augmented by star cluster ceiling  lighting when the tempo of the day or night increases.


The three areas are grouped around a service zone hub , with back of house lifts providing continuous supply and support activities —part of the planning of Moller Architects original design for Sky City.

A number of design workshops followed  the completion winning design process ,and this resulted in a vigorous selection of materials ,colours and design details to meet the client's  enthusiastic brief.