Luigi Rosselli Architects latest venture into the culinary landscape sees the Venetian backdrop of George Pompei’s childhood transplanted into the eclectic surrounds of Bondi. Inspired by John Ruskin’s exploratory text The Stones of Venice, the design channels the Byzantine use of tiles, mosaic and mirror that is characteristic of the Gothic architecture of Venice. The cool fresh colours of the tiles in the main dining room cast eyes outwards to the marine landscape of Bondi Beach beyond. In contrast, the adjoining dining room looks inwards and evokes the timber lined ‘stube’ of the mountainous region to the north of Venice to create a cosy den in which to enjoy Pompei’s renowned pizza. The reinvigorated Pompei’s offers an exciting dining experience while placing a fresh scoop of Venice into Bondi’s assorted sundae.
Location: Bondi, NSW
Design Architect: Luigi Rosselli
Project Architect: Naoko Nishizu
Builder: ICMG Commercial Pty Ltd
Structural Consultant: Rooney & Bye Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers
Joiner: Uptown Group
Photography: Yann Audic