Modus Operandi Brewery | Prevalent

Modus Operandi Brewery | Prevalent | Photographer: Jan Vranovský

2023 National Architecture Awards Program

Modus Operandi Brewery | Prevalent

Traditional Land Owners

New South Wales

COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture
Commercial Architecture
EmAGN Project Award
Sustainable Architecture
Kingston Building Australia
Jan Vranovský
Project summary

The Modus Operandi brewery reimagines the Australian shed through the repurposing of a post-war portal frame structure and the tieing of it with a newly constructed interfacing mechanism, bridging between itself and neighbour lots.

This is the first purpose-built space for the brewing company and was predicated around their ‘Beaches Brewed’ motto along with the notion of Modus Operandi – the mode of working of the brand, the act of brewing, and the social connections that entail.

The resultant space provides a protected, adaptive building that glows differently depending on time of day, safeguards native species of plants, and showcases them as a protective, cosseting response to the increasing ephemerality of our natural world. The space portrays a feeling of artificial nature, achieved through highly natural mechanisms. This technical approach to the showcase of nature echoes the clients modus operandi: highlighting the raw natural material that is turned into their brews.

New South Wales Architecture Awards Accolades
Commendation for Commercial Architecture
Shortlist – COLORBOND® Award for Steel Architecture
Shortlist – Commercial Architecture
Shortlist – EmAGN Project Award

We wanted to create a space that was unlike any brewery venue in Australia; to replace the usual heavy industrial look to a modern, grounded and iconic space that reflected our innovative beer brand. The space provides indoor/outdoor flexibility and natural light through the use of the various large Danpal sliding doors and walls. The organic and structural plantings and rammed earth soften the large stainless steel tanks and bring the coastal location into the space. Sustainability has been at the forefront through the use of shampoo bottle tiles, Danpal and large raised rain water tanks.
Grant & Jaz Wearin, Modus

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