In order to enhance the significance of the complex site, the existing river, which is widened and the banks of which have been designed in such a way as to attract visitors, is enhanced, leading from the outside of the site to the center surrounded by historic buildings.
Abandoned historical buildings transformed into a distillery. A real experience for visitors - RenovationOnWeb
Gin producer Bombay Sapphire commissioned the Heatherwick Studio to renovate forty abandoned buildings, many of them historically significant in terms of the company's first in-house production facility, which will be open to the public.
The project brief included a visitor center, which is incorporated into the distillation process, to provide a real visitor experience. The architectural studio includes two new greenhouses for the cultivation of exotic plant species, used in a number of distillation processes.
One of the two greenhouses contains a humid tropical environment, the other a dry temperate Mediterranean climate. The geometry of these glass buildings is very unique and exploits all the progress achieved by glass technology, obtaining awards for sustainability.