Four Pillars Gin

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Restaurant – Casual
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Jeremy McLeod
  • Other Designer(s)
    Camilla Carmichael,Madeline Sewall,Bettina Robinson, Shannon Furness, Ali Galbraith, Renee Jacovides
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Construction Company
    Never Stop Group
  • Photo Credit
    Anson Smart
  • Location
    Healesville VIC 3777 Australia. We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the Traditional Custodians.
  • Project Date
    December 2021
  • Developer
    Four Pillars Gin
  • Project Link

We joined forces with Four Pillars Gin to create a new, immersive gin experience in their birthplace, Healesville. Born and raised in this stunning part of the Yarra Valley surrounded by mountains and temperate rainforest, throughout the design we acknowledge Four Pillars’ origin, their history, and their deep connection to the place where it all began.

The expansion delivers a much-needed new production space, outdoor gin garden, tuckshop, dedicated gin shop, custom-built bar, and sensational events space.

100% fossil fuel-free, sustainability has been embedded throughout the design from the copper veil, the 100 kW solar rooftop, the recycled masonry throughout to a restrained and crafted natural material palette that infuses hints of nature into this exceptional distillery installation. Ongoing waste minimisation was important to the project. All steel, concrete, and timber waste was recycled during construction. None of the excavation went to landfill. Gin is piped directly into the main bar from production through featured copper pipes to reduce glass waste and upholstery is designed using “pineapple leather” made from waste pineapple fibre.