The Apple Shed

Tasmania / Australia / 2013

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The project involved the conversion of an old timber apple packing shed into the home of Willie Smith’s Cider - http://williesmiths.com.au/. “The Apple Shed” as it is now known, was envisaged not only as a cider house & tasting bar, but also to be an expression of the revitalisation of the Huon Valley and a rediscovery of the valley’s apple heritage.


Through some simple architectural interventions - removing all of the internal walls and clutter that had built up over the years, introducing natural light, refurbishing the industrial sliding doors and inserting a new bar / kitchen - the original Apple Museum has been transformed into a timber shed again which has become an active social hub for the local community.


Working in conjunction with Futago and our client, all of the previous memorabilia, pieces of equipment, displays and products were sorted and catalogued and an interpretation story was developed. This was then presented in an informal interpretation that revolves around the new tasting bar.


The project won the Tasmanian Commercial Architecture Award and was awarded a commendation for Sustainable Architecture at the Tasmanian Architecture Awards 2014.


Willie Smith’s was also shortlisted as a finalist in the 2014 Timber Design Awards, and received a High Commendation for Best Retail Design at the 2014 Eat Drink Design Awards.


 

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    The project involved the conversion of an old timber apple packing shed into the home of Willie Smith’s Cider - http://williesmiths.com.au/. “The Apple Shed” as it is now known, was envisaged not only as a cider house & tasting bar, but also to be an expression of the revitalisation of the Huon Valley and a rediscovery of the valley’s apple heritage. Through some simple architectural interventions - removing all of the internal walls and clutter that had built up...

    Project details
    • Year 2013
    • Work finished in 2013
    • Cost $350K
    • Status Completed works
    • Type Bars/Cafés / Interior Design
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