Four Pillars Gin Distillery | Breathe

Four Pillars Gin Distillery | Breathe | Photographer: Anson Smart

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Four Pillars Gin Distillery | Breathe

Traditional Land Owners


Commercial Architecture
EmAGN Project Award
Never Stop Group
Anson Smart
Project summary

Breathe has 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, temperate rainforest, oaks, and elms, throughout the design we acknowledge Four Pillars’ origin, their history, and their deep connection to the place where it all began. 100% fossil fuel-free, a commitment to sustainability is honoured with a shift to renewable energy with rooftop solar, and 100% GreenPower.

Made from the same material as the gin stills inside, a stunning copper veil wraps around the distillery working as a natural heat exchanger, creating an iconic entry moment with steam rising from the veil. The expansion delivers a much-needed new production space, outdoor gin garden, tuckshop, dedicated gin shop, custom-built bar, and sensational events space cementing Four Pillars’ firmly on the global distillery destination map.

Victorian Architecture Awards Accolades
Shortlist – Commercial Architecture
Shortlist – EmAGN Project Award
Victorian Jury Presentation
Project Practice Team

Ali Galbraith, Design Lead
Bettina Robinson, Head of Interiors
Camilla Burke, Project Architect
Jeremy McLeod, Design Architect
Madeline Sewall, Architect
Renée Eleni Agudelo, Graduate of Architecture
Shannon Furness, Architect

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Access Studio, Access Consultant
Brogue Consulting Engineers, Structural Engineer
ECM, Services Engineer
Hansen Planning, Planning Consultant
Interweave, Signage Consultant
Openwork, Landscape Architect
Project Logic, Project Manager
Red Fire, Fire Engineer

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Four Pillars Gin Distillery | Breathe | Photographer: Anson Smart

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