Stoaninger Distillery by Hammerschmid
Pachl Seebacher Architekten

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Stoaninger Distillery by Hammerschmid, Pachl, Seebacher – Architekten

The asymmetric timber roof of this distillery by architects Hammerschmid Pachl Seebacher rises up amongst the trees of a valley in Upper Austria.

Stoaninger Distillery by Hammerschmid, Pachl, Seebacher – Architekten

The distillery’s entire exterior is clad with nothing but roughly sawn, untreated timber, which was milled locally.

Stoaninger Distillery by Hammerschmid, Pachl, Seebacher – Architekten

The four-storey building nestles against the steep hillside and has its entrance on the second storey.

Stoaninger Distillery by Hammerschmid, Pachl, Seebacher – Architekten

A bar is located on the top floor and leads out onto a secluded terrace.

Stoaninger Distillery by Hammerschmid, Pachl, Seebacher – Architekten

We've never featured a distillery on Dezeen before, but we have featured a few wineries - see them all here.

Photography is by Dietmar Hammerschmid.

Here's a few more words from the architects:


The building is situated in the north of Austria, in the middle of an isolated narrow valley.

Stoaninger Distillery by Hammerschmid, Pachl, Seebacher – Architekten

The Shape of the ground plan is influenced by the regional building regulations and the existing slope.

Stoaninger Distillery by Hammerschmid, Pachl, Seebacher – Architekten

Moreover the design follows natural limitation given by the adjacent river.

Stoaninger Distillery by Hammerschmid, Pachl, Seebacher – Architekten

The main idea of the project is to create one homogeneous sculpture for both distillery and living areas, opposing the existing building in an abstract way.

Stoaninger Distillery by Hammerschmid, Pachl, Seebacher – Architekten

According to the characteristics of landscape the roof of the building is coated by facade material, using untreated rough sawn regional wood.

  • navarry

    i like it simple clean and straight to the point