Location: Mansfield

Type: Commercial

Completion: 2022

Architecture + Interior Design:
Lucy Clemenger Architects
Landscape Architecture:
Tommy Gordon, Art Gardens of Australia

Photography: Derek Swalwell

Delatite Cellar Door

Location: Mansfield

Type: Commercial

Completion: 2022

Architecture + Interior Design:
Lucy Clemenger Architects
Landscape Architecture:
Tommy Gordon, Art Gardens of Australia

Photography: Derek Swalwell

With sweeping views across Taungurung Country, the Delatite Cellar Door provides a unique wine tasting and dining experience located in the foothills of the Victorian Alps. The building utilises environmentally sustainable design principles and reflects the warmth and generosity of Delatite’s owners in a new commercial setting.

Delatite are committed to sustainability via their biodynamic farming and wine production practices and aim to minimise their impact on the natural environment. The building is designed to respond to the established core values of our clients.

The brief for the building included a tasting bar, retail space, commercial kitchen and small dining room, a large outdoor deck, landscaped terraces, separate amenities block, wood storage, back of house areas and storage.

Designed to showcase Delatite’s wines, the project is a destination Cellar Door and accommodates a multitude of experiences including festivals, local markets, tours, dining, and private events.

The building is a group of pavilions linked to courtyards, terraces, and decks. Blade walls extend into the landscape, with curated openings allowing glimpses through and across the building and surrounding vines.

The entry is designed to respond to the scale and splendour of the mountain range. In contrast the timber clad tasting room and dining space nestle against the solid masonry providing shelter inside for the occupants.

The reduced palette of timbercrete, timber lining, concrete aggregate and raw steel is used to create robust forms, frame views, draw light into the building and create a warm and generous interior.

Awards:
2024 Better Future Wild Design Awards
Silver winner, Interior Design — Hospitality — Casual
2024 Better Future Wild Design Awards
Silver winner, Architecture — Commercial — Constructed
2024 Better Future Australian Design Awards
Gold winner, Architecture — Commercial — Constructed
2023 AIA National Architecture Awards
Winner, The Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture
2023 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards
Winner, The Sir Osborn McCutcheon Award for Commercial Architecture
2023 Sustainability Awards
Winner, Hospitality & Tourism
Winner, Commercial Architecture (Small)
2023 Good Design Awards
Gold Winner, Architectural Design
2023 Better Future Melbourne Design Awards
Gold winner, Architecture — Commercial — Constructed
2023 Good Design Awards
Best in Class, Interior Design
2023 Designers Australia Awards
Award of Merit, Place — Spaces we live, work, play

2024 Better Future Australian Design Awards
Silver winner, Interior Design — Hospitality — Casual
2023 ArchiTeam Awards
Commendation, Commercial, Community & Public Award
2023 Urban Developer Awards for Industry Excellence
Finalist, Design Innovation
2023 Sustainability Awards
Shortlist, Interior Design
2023 Eat Drink Design Awards
Shortlist, Best Retail Design
2023 Better Future Melbourne Design Awards
Silver winner, Interior Design — Hospitality — Casual
2023 Interior Design Excellence Awards
Shortlist, Hospitality
2023 National Architecture Awards
Shortlist, Commercial Architecture
World Architecture Festival 2023
Shortlist, Completed Buildings — Hotel & Leisure
Inside World Festival of Interiors 2023
Shortlist, Bars & Restaurants
2023 Inde Awards
Shortlist, The Social Space
2023 Inde Awards
Shortlist, The Building
2023 Australian Interior Design Awards
Shortlist, Hospitality Design
2023 AIA Victorian Architecture Awards
Shortlist, Interior Architecture
Shortlist, Sustainable Architecture
Shortlist, Regional Prize
2023 Dezeen Awards
Longlist, Sustainable Interior