PROJECT NAME // Twenty Third Street Distillery
COMPLETION YEAR // 2016
ARCHITECT // Walter Brooke
PROJECT PERSONNEL // Ian Hore, Anthony Balsamo, Gabrielle Walsh, David Russo
LOCATION // Corner Twenty Third Street and Industry Road, Renmark, South Australia
SIZE // 2100 sqm
BUILDING TYPOLOGY // Cellar Door, Distillery, Winery
On first impression the general feedback from visitors is wow! The transformation has seen an eye sore turned into an aspirational venue where old and new have been melded together by having the industrial look perfectly combined with the feel on the interior.
Customers tell us there is a great feeling of space but not overwhelmingly so, relaxed and casual with seated tastings a nice option rather than at the bar.
Events & functions spring into visitors minds given what we are doing in the space internally and externally. They love the front of the building and the grounds and being able to see into the distillery is a great bonus especially when the distillery team are working in the space.
Overall the amazing charm, heritage and character has ensured we have a legacy to build upon for the future.
ARCHITECT’S STATEMENT //
The Twenty Third Street Distillery project is an exploration of history, storytelling and re-invention. The design thinking is closely linked to a philosophy of doing ‘just enough’, ensuring the existing richness and hidden character of the site is revealed and celebrated. Our client had a strong vision to re-invent a brand and our approach to adapting the former Renmano Winery was complementary.
Careful attention to context and built form re-discovers and celebrates the historic 1914 heart of the site. The original limestone distillery buildings that were once hidden are now the centrepiece of the design.
The completion of the project has seen a renewed enthusiasm in the Riverland community. The cultural, economic and tourism opportunities are already being realised and Renmark is back on the map.
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT // Walter Brooke
ADDRESS // Level 9, 25 Franklin Street, Adelaide
PHONE // +61 8 82724166
EMAIL // firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITE // www.walterbrooke.com.au
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CONSULTANTS & CONTRACTORS //
INTERIORS // Walter Brooke
LANDSCAPE // Walter Brooke
CONTRACTOR / BUILDER // Centric Construct
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER // Wallbridge and Gilbert
SERVICES ENGINEER // BESTEC
QUANTITY SURVEYOR // Rider Levett Bucknall
PHOTOGRAPHY // David Sievers
MATERIALS & FINISHES //
ROOFING // Corrugated Zincalume
EXTERNAL CLADDING // Corrugated Zincalume, Salvaged Limestone, Glass, Corten Steel
EXTERNAL FLOOR FINISHES // Bush Hammered Limestone, Salvaged Sandstone, Granulitic Sand
EXTERNAL SOFFITS // Corrugated Zincalume
CEILINGS // Off form Concrete, Metal Pan, Plasterboard, Exposed Timber Trusses
INTERNAL CLADDING // Grey Gum, Existing Concrete, Existing Limestone, Corrugated Zincalume
INTERNAL FLOOR FINISHES // Grey Gum, Cork, Tile, Bush Hammered Limestone, Concrete
WINDOWS // Frameless
PLUMBING FIXTURES // Estilo, Caroma, Studio Bagno, Oliveri, Pheonix
LIGHT FITTINGS // HI Lighting
JOINERY FINISHES // Salvaged Oregon, Marble, Stainless Steel