OVERVIEW

Located on 80 acres of Byron Shire’s most lush and verdant agricultural land, The Farm is a sustainable food tourism experience celebrating the daily rituals around food production, preparation and consumption. Primarily a working farm with paddock-to-plate restaurant, this ambitious project offers visitors a true agricultural experience, and a vantage point from which to enjoy the fruits of the land. Embracing the historic flower farm’s latent character, the priority was to preserve viable existing structures through adaptive re-use, before grafting on contemporary shed-like architecture. Appropriate local materials were supplemented with salvaged timber and steel from around the site, allowing for authenticity and cohesion throughout the project.

  • Client- Tom & Emma
  • Function - Agri-tourism
  • Location - Ewingsdale, NSW
  • Year - 2015
  • Team - Dom / Dan // Alderson, Westera, Monteith
  • Builder - Stehnbuild, Bernie + Co
  • Photography - KH

AWARDS

2015 AIA NSW COUNTRY DIVISION – WINNER, TERMIMESH TIMBER AWARD

2015 AIA NSW COUNTRY DIVISION – COMMENDATION, COMMERCIAL ARCHITECTURE

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

Re-Use of Existing Structures // Re-Purposing of Salvaged Materials // Self-Sufficient Water Harvesting & Treatment // Recycled Timber & Steel // Local Spotted Gum