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Village Belle Hotel – Sliding Roof

TILT collaborated with Techne Architecture + Design to produce a custom 200-square-metre glass operable roof for St Kilda’s historic Village Belle Hotel. The huge roof draws ample natural light into the beer garden, while enabling climate control throughout changing weather and seasons.

TILT’s design greatly increased the headroom clearance possible in large, open areas of the garden. This could only be achieved through custom design, by decreasing the roof’s pitch below that of an off-the-shelf product.


Our team also worked closely with acoustic consultants to develop specific design features that would provide adequate noise reduction for the surrounding residential area.

TILT and Techne have retained the heritage building’s character, meanwhile creating a contemporary addition with climatic control that ensures the comfort of patrons.