Stomping Ground is a grand beer hall located in a former Melbourne factory

A rugged industrial space is reborn

Industrial features abound inside this Melbourne brewery, which takes advantage of the building’s soaring proportions – remnants of its former life as a cigarette factory’s boiler room.

Studio Y and PlaceFormSpace oversaw the adaptive reuse of the vast Collingwood warehouse, taking inspiration from the kinds of beer halls found across Europe. A new timber framework separates the building into sections, supporting a retractable roof and planters that bring hanging greenery into the space. The beams are designed to be taken apart and re-used, as required.

Stomping Ground dials into the building’s industrial past, with distressed paint, exposed brickwork and steel furniture adding to the atmosphere. Where possible, existing objects and light fittings have been saved and re-used in the interiors.

Visitors order from a huge wooden bar at the heart of the space, which offers 30 beers on tap. And when the sun goes in, Stomping Ground’s lighting system comes into its own – designed to replicate the warm glow of a sunset.

100 Gipps St, Collingwood VIC 3066

Photography: Derek Swalwell / Studio Y
Photography: Derek Swalwell / Studio Y
Photography: Derek Swalwell / Studio Y
Photography: Derek Swalwell / Studio Y
Photography: Derek Swalwell / Studio Y


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