The development of Anvers Wines Cellar Door, Function Space and Restaurant prompts a newfound connection to the land and history of the site, honouring the significance of the original dairy to the local Kangarilla community.
Adopting the proportions of the original dairy whilst using contemporary materiality, the design is a considered juxtaposition of old and new. The design’s strong internal-external connection celebrates the natural landscape. Sitting high on the uninhibited terrain before it falls away, the building envelopes the outdoor space.
The Anvers Wines Cellar Door Restaurant, Cellar Door and Function space stands proudly within its secluded, serene setting, rests lightly on the natural landscape and celebrates its panoramic views. Anvers Wines Cellar Door provides a sense of place, offering both a high end dining experience, and family-friendly atmosphere.
Anvers Wines Cellar Door demonstrates a carefully considered approach to scale while simultaneously providing a coherent design narrative for an emerging architect-led project.
Working with an existing building, deliberate design moves establish a contemporary response to the site but still forge a meaningful connection to the existing building.
Jacqui Stacey’s work on this project spanned from concept to completion, aligning with her personal journey from student to architectural registration. Stallard Meek Flightpath Architects have empowered an architect at the beginning of her career – with strong mentorship from Scott Meek, also in the EmAGN demographic – and it is clear that this project allowed Jacqui to gain significant experience in project delivery and leadership.
The project achieves an impressive architectural quality through a restrained material palette paired with an emphasis on expressive structural elements. The jury was particularly impressed by the project’s highly responsive adaptation to various changes made on-site during construction.
Erica, Interior Designer
Jacqui Stacey, Project Architect
Natasha Matulessya, Interior Designer
Scott Meek, Director
HI Lighting, Lighting
Hills Sustainable Gardens, Landscape Consultant
Metamorphosis Engineering, Civil and Structural
Phil Brunnings & Associates, Planning
Phil Weaver & Associates, Traffic
TMK Engineers, Services Consultant
Trento Fuller, Certifier