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Bates Smart

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​



Celine studied architecture at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, graduating in 2011. Her experience varies in typology and scale from highly-crafted details to residential and larger commercial developments, delivering projects from conception to construction. With over 7 years’ of professional experience, Celine explores architecture and interiors with enthusiasm, treating each project as a unique challenge. Sustainability and design are Celine’s main passions.

Featured Project Name: 

55 Southbank Boulevard

Featured Project Location: 

Southbank, VIC

Featured Project Completion Date: 


Role in Featured Project: 

Project Leader

Featured Project Description:

Bates Smart’s design for the new Adina hotel at 55 Southbank Boulevard was inspired by the hotel’s corner location, its close proximity to Melbourne’s arts and cultural precinct and the development’s innovative use of CLT (cross-laminated timber), which allowed an additional 10 levels to be constructed upon an existing and previously commercial building built in 1989.With 220 new hotel rooms, 55 Southbank Boulevard is one of the world’s largest timber adaptive re-use projects.

Photography Credit:

Peter Clarke

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