11.07.2017

Beca brews success: 2017 World Architecture Festival Awards finalist for Emerson’s Brewery

Over the weekend, Beca was delighted to learn their architecture team had been shortlisted at the World Architecture Festival Awards for Emerson’s Brewery and Taproom. The new brewery and spiritual home of Emerson’s in Dunedin, New Zealand, has made the ‘Production Energy and Recycling – Completed Buildings’ category shortlist. 

The 2017 World Architecture Festival and Awards are an opportunity for leaders in the architecture community to share the latest learnings and innovations, and celebrate award-winning projects from across the globe.

Mark Green, Beca Technical Director – Architecture and design architect for the project says, “ We were very pleased to receive the news. Emerson’s is an iconic brewery that combines Dunedin’s industrial history and the craft of brewing into a modern facility. The client wanted a place for people to taste, touch, smell, celebrate and discover their craft beers – and we were proud to make this happen.”

Emerson’s Brewery and Taproom is an elegant, 3,000sqm building efficiently housing a mill, two brew houses, cellars, packaging lines, beer conditioning rooms, supporting utilities, a Taproom (bar/restaurant), cellar door, offices and a warehouse. Find out more here.

“Large windows at Emerson’s frame the brewing process, allowing passers-by to understand the building at a glance. The proportions of the facade were extremely important to create a simple clean form, while the brick and fine detailing provide an inviting warmth“, adds Mark.

Emerson’s Brewery joins 13 other New Zealand projects to be shortlisted at the international awards. The winners will be announced at the 2017 World Architecture Festival on 15-17 November at Berlin Arena. For more information, visit www.worldarchitecturefestival.com

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