Designed to a tight budget, Main Ridge Dairy houses a small goat’s cheese making factory and associated retail outlet.
Utilising a standard steel frame farm shed for economy and to maximize internal flexibility, the building is cloaked in translucent fibreglass sheet with a protective outer layer of vertical timber fins. Designed in response to the filtered light and silhouetted tree trunks that surround the site, the façade will both screen light and control unwanted heat gain.
The factory is located to the south whilst retail area and tasting facilities to the north with a landscape aspect overlooking surrounding goat paddocks and farm dam.
A restrained palette of local hardwoods, white translucent fibreglass and concrete floors lend the facility an elemental rural quality.
Winner, Architectural & Design Excellence in the South East Award, Outstanding Commercial 2009
Shannon McGrath Photography