Devil’s Corner Cellar Door

Devil’s Corner Cellar Door

Architecte
Cumulus Studio
Lieu
Apslawn Tasmania, Australia | View Map
Année du projet
2022
Catégorie
Vignobles
Adam Gibson

Devil’s Corner Cellar Door

Cumulus Studio en tant que Architectes.

A distinct timber-clad lookout and a newly expanded cellar door create a unique tourism experience on Tasmania’s eastern coast.
Situated along the Tasman Highway, stretching out over eucalypts and with views across the Freycinet Peninsula and Moulting Lagoon, lies one of Tasmania’s largest wineries, Devil’s Corner. Our original collaboration with Brown Brothers in 2015 resulted in a highly successful tourism destination — a discrete cellar door, a food market, and unique lookout — that echoes the region’s traditional rural settlements
Designed to complement the existing buildings, the new additions were completed in late 2021 and accommodate the winery’s growing number of visitors with an all-weather courtyard, an immersive tasting area, expanded local produce kitchens, and a sunken cellar, Devil’s Corner’s new home of wine and food masterclasses, private functions, and exclusive events.

photo_credit Adam Gibson
Adam Gibson
photo_credit Adam Gibson
Adam Gibson
photo_credit Adam Gibson
Adam Gibson

Strong, settled geometry

As with the first iteration of Devil’s Corner’s design, the additions retain the original intent of a village, a cluster of distinct spaces that complement the tones and narrative of the striking landscape.
The courtyard’s open-air feel is complemented by its transparent roof and walls, which blur the boundaries between the outdoor and indoor spaces. The walls can slide open to connect visitors to the environment and views or remain closed to provide shelter and warmth from the region’s unpredictable weather.
The weathered Tasmanian Oak exterior and Tasmanian Yellow Gum decking are contrasted by the interior’s warm Tasmanian Oak finishes.

photo_credit Adam Gibson
Adam Gibson
photo_credit Adam Gibson
Adam Gibson
photo_credit Adam Gibson
Adam Gibson

Views over the Hazards
The lookout has been designed to reflect the wine tasting process, showcasing the subtle ways in which the landscape can be appreciated through three unique viewing spaces: the Sky, the Horizon; and the Tower, offering expansive perspectives across each compass point and the Hazard Mountains beyond.

photo_credit Adam Gibson
Adam Gibson
photo_credit Adam Gibson
Adam Gibson
photo_credit Adam Gibson
Adam Gibson

Considered design for future growth
To fit a limited budget, our approach centred on creating a tourism experience that, through strong geometric elements, was simple, visually enticing, and flexible for future growth — allowing the cellar door to adapt and repurpose rather than demolish. We are pleased that these distinct designs add to the region’s narrative and are happy that our initial exploration of the project’s possibilities resulted in the addition of the now iconic Devil’s Corner lookout.

photo_credit Renee Hodskiss
Renee Hodskiss
photo_credit Renee Hodskiss
Renee Hodskiss
photo_credit Adam Gibson
Adam Gibson

Team:

Client: Brown Brothers Family Wine

Architects: Cumulus Studio

Photographers:  Adam Gibson, Renee Hodskiss

Project Team: Peter Walker, Andrew Geeves, Andrew Grimsdale, Lucy Watts

Consultants: Adlanmark, Cova, Green Building Surveying, David Quon & Associates

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