Nestled within the lush grounds of Devil’s Corner vineyard sits the upgraded Cellar Door and Lookout for Brown Brothers. Reopened in December 2015, the project seeks to create a new tourism experience by combining a lookout, cellar door and complementary food experiences in the heart of the scenic East Coast of Tasmania. The Cellar Door and food ‘market’ have been collected around a courtyard space, which allows shelter and respite from the surrounding environment, while allowing views through the tasting space to the Hazards beyond and access to open deck spaces. The lookout, while providing a picturesque panorama over the Freycinet Peninsula and acting as a visual signifier for the site, also invites visitors to visually explore the landscape through the careful placement of a series of timber-clad shipping containers. The three distinct spaces reference different and unique views of the site – firstly the sky, then the horizon and lastly the tower, which provides an elevated and expansive view of the bay below. Together, these experiences have been designed as a loose collection of timber-clad buildings that, through similar aesthetic and material treatment, form a modern interpretation of traditional farm/rural settlement that gather over time.
Structural engineer – Aldanmark Consulting Engineers
ESD consultant – RED Sustainability Consultants
Building surveyor – Castellan Consulting
Project manager – Simon Currant
Hospitality consultant – David Quon & Associates
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