Hemingways Brewery Cairns
The brief was for a craft Brewery, Bar, Providore & Restaurant to sit within Shed 2 at the Cairns Cruiseliner Terminal. The existing ‘shed’ has a strong heritage presence which became a driver in the concepts, but also provided a series of challenges in terms of the construction & fit out techniques to ensure that if the brewery ever left the site the shed could be returned to it’s original form. We explored how the history of the wharf can inform the design response. For example the kind of trade that characterized the industry of the port – grains, sugar and flour were stored in sacks piled up as high as possible like towers and objects that came to define the warehouse, which became a driver of the cage like towers that define the various spaces within the shed.