Shambles Brewery belies its title. This enterprise is the creation of three mates who dreamt of beautiful beer. Enter Room11 Architects, who were briefed to “spend any money left over from brewing equipment” on architecture. Room11 have adapted the former butchery, using a tough, simple palette of steel, blocks and black paint. At the street frontage, tables are set adjacent to the main bar where a redundant refrigeration unit has been re-purposed as a container for firewood.

Address: 222 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, TAS

Highlights: Adaptive re-use, sustainability, 2017 Tasmanian Architecture Award winner

Building specs: Architects: Room11


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