Luna Palace Cinemas
CHARD International was invited to design a new four screen cinema complex in Perth, Western Australia, for the arthouse brand Luna Palace Cinemas.
The brief from Luna Palace Cinemas was fairly open with the only mandatories being the need to house
four screens, a candy bar and external garden area. The Luna Palace Cinemas complex sits on Oxford Street a vibrant and busy main road in Leederville providing considerable passing foot traffic. CHARD conceived a space that was able to be fully opened up with window apertures turning into seats when they were open.
This worked to engage the space with the street and created a high - profile social frontage for the cinema. Understanding that there is a moment required for acclimatising after sitting in the dark and observing the fantasy of the movie, CHARD worked to establish a quiet zone and lined the interior in a pale wood to soften the hard walls and create a warm hub that welcomed people in friendly discussion before and after seeing a movie.
Client: Luna Palace Cinemas
Project Management: Ecologic Home
Architectural Design: Ecologic Home
Builders: Buildcor Projects