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DA Approved

Culvert Hotel

A modern take on a budget hotel that works around its environmental constraints.

The Culvert Hotel was originally established to enrich the local community within Beverly Hills by adding accommodation to its high street precinct.

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Northern aspect of the Culvert hotel

This 62-room hotel was to be built on an unusual and restricted 1,296sqm site that has a culvert running through it. This required us to manipulate the building’s form to take full advantage of the site, with consideration of the current easement zones.

Concept & Design

We worked closely with the client and local council to create a design that worked with the constraints of the culvert, mitigated the risks of potential flood overflow and respected the hotel’s prominent location on a major road.


The brand vision for the hotel plays on the culvert finishes – using concrete, texture, lighting and shadow within the building design.

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Southern and south west elevations
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Proposed southern section

Incorporating a café on the ground floor gave the building a vibrant, welcoming feel that activated the street front while adding to the convenience and appeal for guests.

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3D views of the Culvert Hotel's north western aspect

Contact Us

Tony Maluccio

Nominated Architect 9248 (Antonio Maluccio)

+61 405 201 700

18-20 Victoria Street, Erskineville, NSW 2043

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