Jim Stynes Grill
The MCC Jim Stynes
Grill located in the iconic Melbourne MCG, provides it’s members and those in
the sporting community with the ultimate, memorable experience in dining and
Taking a fresh approach to the traditional members lounge, Artillery created a modern inspired venue that successfully combines the dual functionality of a restaurant grill and conference space, whilst embracing the legacy of Jim Stynes.
With the ‘theatre of dining’ being the main emphasis, showcasing an impressive new menu and selection of wines and meats, Artillery’s brief was to create a new destination for MCC members with a warm, welcoming and relaxed atmosphere. The design has dual functionality of restaurant and conference space.
Enhancing the design parameter of the existing ramp to create equal access was achieved by reducing the size of the main stair, and placing a largescale artwork of Jim Stynes parallel to the ramp, encouraging guests towards the main entry.
Upon entry from the ramp, patrons are welcomed by large sweeping curved pods, encompassing an open kitchen, main bar and wine display, creating a sense of arrival and open visual connection between the MCG ground and Jolimont Park.
The design features of an open kitchen, wine display and charcuterie add a sense of theatre, which are separated to ensure interesting elements are seen when the room is divided into two for events.
As an homage to the Irish born Jim Stynes, green is selectively used throughout the space, whilst the introduction of cedar cladding is mused with traditional dark timber of the MCC members lounge.
A refined palette of timber, green and brass is complemented by light oak furniture, creating a fresh and sophisticated setting. Smoked oak timber and green leather banquet seating paired with cedar cladding and feature lighting creates an intimate corner in the room.
Low level elegant lighting of glass and brass brings a sculptural element, enhancing mood and atmosphere, providing the finishing touch.
City Design Awards, 2016, Melbourne, Silver Winner