Stone and wood for a renovation in Austria
Stone and Wood for renovation in Austria. The old barn houses the new offices of the Brewery

An old barn, long used as a warehouse, is revived thanks to the major renovation project by Skape Architects studio which restores the building to house the new offices of the Carinthian Hirt brewery

The new offices of the Carinthian Hirt brewery find their ideal location thanks to the careful renovation of the Skape Architects studio, which restores an old barn, which was used for a long time as a warehouse and also reusing a significant part of the original materials in the process

An old barn, used as a warehouse, is transformed into a brewery

The goal is to construct a sustainable building that combines innovation and tradition, maintaining the rustic character of the building and creating an overall framework of style with a pleasant working atmosphere

An old barn, used as a warehouse, is transformed into a brewery

The natural stone walls and pillars were partially exposed. On the ground floor, the facade has been perfectly integrated thanks to the Geopietra wall with its unique stones, which make it possible to recreate any type of masonry even with an ancient style

An old barn, used as a warehouse, is transformed into a brewery

During the renovation, ethical principles were taken into account, such as sustainability and territoriality on which the building that houses the brewery is also based; the old wood of the barn, for example, has not been discarded but reused for most of the components

An old barn, used as a warehouse, is transformed into a brewery

The unused surfaces on the upper floor and in the attic of the barn have been transformed into offices where natural light illuminates the entire room. Natural materials are the predominant materials on the outside too; in addition to wood, in fact, it is primarily the Geopietra masonry that gives an expression to architecture as a modern interpretation of the classical building tradition

An old barn, used as a warehouse, is transformed into a brewery

Behind the stone façade, on the ground floor, is the " Bierathek ", the brewery, where visitors can find the house specialties next to those of the Alps-Adriatic region. Above, a panoramic terrace, which can be accessed from all offices

An old barn, used as a warehouse, is transformed into a brewery

The dominant element is the original truss, which attracts all eyes upwards and towards itself in the entrance area. In the attic, a connecting walkway also offers an exciting perspective view of the wooden construction

An old barn, used as a warehouse, is transformed into a brewery

Twenty offices, two meeting rooms and numerous accessory rooms with a unique atmosphere have been created on the 1200 m2 upper floor and in the attic. An elevator which is deliberately located outside opens up onto all levels of the building, which has been built entirely without architectural barriers

An old barn, used as a warehouse, is transformed into a brewery

The Skape Architects project is an excellent example of sustainable reuse of a building that recovers space and materials while ensuring maximum comfort for the people who work there

An old barn, used as a warehouse, is transformed into a brewery

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