Eight Six Design worked closely with Club Projects Newcastle to design and document a new outdoor ‘smokie pokie’ compliant area for the Bowling Club. The Client brief was to maintain a connection to the existing internal gaming room and possibly link the new space with a TAB area.
The new addition to the Bowling Club explores the delicate balance of light and dark spaces
Our solution to the outdoor gaming provides the client with 36 private outdoor Elctronic Gaming Machines (EGM’s). Future extension has been designed into the origninal design allowing the client to extend into the TAB courtyard, where a further 18 slimline EGM’s could be housed.
Materials were selected to enhance the existing club and greens, not intimidate them. Dark materials offset the bright colours of the gaming machines while green walls and feature planting are used for partitioning and colour, allowing privacy for the patrons and eliminating excess smoke in the air. Through this methodology, the new addition to the Bowling Club explores the delicate balance of light and dark spaces.
Ironbark timber is strategically placed throughout the design to bring warmth to the exterior and to form a connection, whilst the sandstone floor tile links all spaces together.
Overall, the new outdoor gaming area creates an environment that satisfies the gaming patrons’ needs for privacy, intimacy and comfort, encouraging the patron to stay.