old madras road, bengaluru
Clients: Beerworks Restaurants & Microbrewery Pvt Ltd
Location: Bengaluru, India
Site area: 6632 Sqm
Built up area: 2100 Sqm
Design and completion: 2019-20
Architects: Nilay Patalia Architects
Design team: Yashas Nataraju, Nilay Patalia
Contractor: brr grids
Electrical Contractor: The Power Engineering Co
Interiors: Anshu Arora & Jason Cheriyan
Landscape: Reena Chengappa
Furniture: Loyora Design Inc.
Branding & Graphics: Vinayak Varma
Photographs: falana films
Two years post construction of the Geist brewing factory, the program was to have a factory outlet block for merchandise, beer and growler dispensing, a kitchen, an open and covered seating for a capacity of 200 and a large open space that could be used for events.
The 100 year old banyan tree and a large peepal tree acted as the focal points for the design around which all the various functions were placed. The factory outlet block was designed in an organic manner following the canopy of the banyan tree and placed against it perpendicular to the factory. An MS frame and glass structure wrapped around the both trees providing a shaded space for seating leaving an open to sky area in the centre creating a courtyard effect with the factory wall as a backdrop. The kitchen along with other services and utilities were placed along the edge of the property, allowing for a large unhindered open space in the centre that can be used for large gatherings and events.
Exposed brick masonry with red & grey painted MS columns was used as a continuation of the material palette from the factory. Herringbone brick, cuddapah with grass strips, stone, cement and tiles were used for the flooring across the stepped levels of seating.
Adhering to the idea of the beer garden, green creepers and plants were strategically placed such that as one enters the space, he/she is always engaged by the landscape around. The furniture and lighting vary in design so as to provide multiple experiences throughout the restaurant.
Overall on the site, one can see a harmonious flow of spaces beginning from the formal layout of the factory to the casual and organic layout of the restaurant with the organised functions of the services towards the edges and terminating in a large open space for future expansion.