FERMENTASMANIA

Location

Launceston, Tasmania

Client

FermenTasmania

Year

2021

Images

Cumulus

Land of

Stoney Creek Nation

Fermentas

Nurturing a unique industry.

Part production facility, part laboratory, part agri-tourism drawcard, this global-first Hub combines form and function to support Tasmania’s budding fermentation industry.

 

Our client, FermenTasmania, approached us to design a world-class innovation facility containing specialised equipment, production areas, educational rooms, and an accessible public face. The result is a versatile, functional space, balanced with an inviting exterior and conceptual landscape that celebrates the Hub’s unique industry.

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Layers, Cultures

Situated northwest of Launceston along the busy West Tamar highway, the sparse setting created both a challenge and opportunity for our design. The corners of the façade, playfully raised to pique the interest of passers-by, offer a glimpse into the Hub’s inner workings and subtly connects its function to the immediate landscape. 

 

Moulds. Yeast cultures. Bacteria. The facility’s grounds, as if looking at a Petri dish under a microscope, reference the science behind fermentation through the art of sculptural planting.


The roof, which follows the alternating contours of the facade, creates a functional second level for necessary plant equipment. Once inside, visitors discover the Hub’s purpose through exposed components and accessible production areas.

Community-building

Our collaboration with FermenTas and local landscape architects SBLA Studio was essential to solving the complexities of the space and exposed, sparse setting. We hope that our design — a holistic view of the Hub, its landscape, and its unique region — forms a place where local businesses and communities are inspired to create new narratives within the fermentation industry.

Nurturing a unique industry

Part production facility, part laboratory, part agri-tourism drawcard, this global-first Hub combines form and function to support Tasmania’s budding fermentation industry.

 

Our client, FermenTasmania, approached us to design a world-class innovation facility containing specialised equipment, production areas, educational rooms, and an accessible public face. The result is a versatile, functional space, balanced with an inviting exterior and conceptual landscape that celebrates the Hub’s unique industry.

Location

Launceston, Tasmania

Client

FermenTasmania

Year

2021

Images

Cumulus

Land of

Stoney Creek Nation

Layers, Cultures

Situated northwest of Launceston along the busy West Tamar highway, the sparse setting created both a challenge and opportunity for our design. The corners of the façade, playfully raised to pique the interest of passers-by, offer a glimpse into the Hub’s inner workings and subtly connects its function to the immediate landscape. 

 

Moulds. Yeast cultures. Bacteria. The facility’s grounds, as if looking at a Petri dish under a microscope, reference the science behind fermentation through the art of sculptural planting.


The roof, which follows the alternating contours of the facade, creates a functional second level for necessary plant equipment. Once inside, visitors discover the Hub’s purpose through exposed components and accessible production areas.

Community-building

Our collaboration with FermenTas and local landscape architects SBLA Studio was essential to solving the complexities of the space and exposed, sparse setting. We hope that our design — a holistic view of the Hub, its landscape, and its unique region — forms a place where local businesses and communities are inspired to create new narratives within the fermentation industry.