Ether Pavilion MONA

MONA, nipaluna / Hobart

Status :

Completed 2005

Photography :

Brett Boardman

Moorilla Estate, established in 1958, is Tasmania’s oldest commercial winery and vineyard. Located 12km north of Hobart on a peninsula in the Derwent River, the estate has a significant physical and cultural context into which the Ether Pavilion was designed. Completed in 2005 this building has continued to provide a strong public face to the Estate which now boasts the world-renowned MONA development which opened in 2011 .

The building occupies the apex of the site and capitalises on sun and views of the river and the wider landscape. It is also sited immediately adjacent to the outdoor wine making facility so that patrons have a direct interface with the winery at work. The two storey building is constructed from concrete, steel , aluminium , timber and glass and consists of an entry, reception, lobby and function rooms on the lower level and restaurant and wine tasting bar on the upper level.

The Concert Stage at the Northern end of the green and the Micro Brewery at the southern end of the restaurant, complete the presentation of this part of the Estate and creates a multi-purpose venue for the many events and performances held there weekly, or through the MOFO and Dark MOFO festivals.

Jaws Architects in collaboration with Craig Rosevear Architects.