Sweetdram Tasting Room
|Photographs:||Vangeli Moschopoulos, Murray Orr|
The tasting room exists as an ‘island’ within the distillery warehouse: a social ‘space within a space’; simultaneously enclosed and yet open to the activity of the distillery. Built as a timber framed box, it opens on 3 sides to meet the need for flexibility, providing intimacy, as well as the opportunity to expand into the warehouse for larger events.
Sweetdram’s budget was modest, so material selection, direct and considered detailing and simplicity of design were vital to reduce construction time and cost. The modular nature of the exposed timber structure creates a regular rhythm, emphasised by translucent polycarbonate panels especially when illuminated at night.