2017 Sydney Design Awards

spaces, objects, visual, graphic, digital & experience design, design champion, best studio & best start-up, plus over 40 specialist categories

accelerate transformation, celebrate courage, growing demand for design

Photo Credit : Sean Fennessy



Project Overview

Hurricane’s Grill explores a fresh and approachable dining style that reflect the owner’s traditional Portuguese and South African heritage.

Project Commissioner

Hurricanes Grill

Project Creator

Luchetti Krelle



Megan Hine

Project Brief

Characteristic arch trellis dividers draw inspiration from the modern Gare de Oriente train terminal whilst the bar’s concrete arches are reminiscent of the historic Sao Bento Railway Station. Both important to Portuguese architectural, they add to the buzz of the venue.

Project Innovation/Need

Theatre is an important part of the brand. Treating the kitchen as the hub of the restaurant not only ties food to the experience but creates an energy reflected in the restaurants decorative elements.

Design Challenge

The restaurant is vast and it was important to create individual nooks and separate zones to ensure a sense of intimacy.


Local timbers were used throughout.

This award celebrates innovative and creative building interiors, with consideration given to space creation and planning, furnishings, finishes, aesthetic presentation and functionality. Consideration also given to space allocation, traffic flow, building services, lighting, fixtures, flooring, colours, furnishings and surface finishes.
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