An adaptive reuse of a former C1920 warehouse in Fremantle’s West End heritage precinct, the Republic of Fremantle gin distillery pays homage to its local roots as social currency in a global market.
The fused hospitality and distillery concept provides guests with an experiential atmosphere, dining in a working distillery.
The design approach is a cocktail of reactivated heritage fabric overlaid with contemporary design expression that is embedded in place. The art of distilling and the interactive opportunity of the gin school are intrinsically connected to the architectural expression. The use of botanicals in gin making inform the verdant approach throughout.
The space is organized as a small bar to the street, with and outdoor ‘parklet’, the working distillery, open kitchen and dining area in the rear, with the gin school and function area on a mezzanine above the kitchen, creating a variety of possible experiences within the venue.
Dimmity Walker, Design Architect
Julia Kaptein, Architect
Michael Patroni, Design Architect
Tobias Busch, Architect
Gabriels Hearne Farrell PTY LTD, Acoustic Consultant
Kelly Structural Design, Structural Engineer
Resolve Group, Building Surveyor
Xero Fire, Engineer