All Hands Brewing House, Sydney, NSW

The rich maritime heritage of the location and the utility of the venue as a place to brew beer have influenced the design form and function of this building. The design results in a mixture of production factory with references to maritime and shipbuilding techniques.

Most areas were stripped back to their raw shell and honestly expressed resulting in a palette of materials which are cold and harsh. The inclusion of wood was crucial in making this venue warm and inviting. Solid timber ‘planking’ treatments, more akin to traditional boatbuilding techniques, have been used to reinforce the robust factory-like nature of the place and its surrounding. 100 per cent of the timber was from a certified source.

Design: Maddison Architects

Photography: DL Photography