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Client: National Wine Centre

Location: Adelaide, SA

Budget: $22 million

Completion: 2002



Steve Grieve

Paul Gillett

Nicolette Di Lernia

(in association with Cox Architecture)



AIA 2002 (SA) Award of Merit, New Build


Urban Design Institute of Australia 2001 Award for Excellence in Urban Planning


Australian Timber Design 2001 Award for Public and Commercial Building, Best use of Timber Engineering, Supreme Timber Design Award


AISC 2002 Award for Steel Construction Excellence


7th World Conference on Timber Engineering Malaysia 2002, Best Architecture Award

The National Wine Centre provides the Australian wine industry with a centre for the promotion and appreciation of wine, including facilities for the education of the public and the industry.


The Centre is designed to provide a focus for our dynamic and highly successful wine industry and its contribution to the economy and international profile of Australia. The complex has been designed to reflect the industry’s optimism and willingness to embrace and develop new technology in the pursuit of excellence.


The Wine Centre development includes a restaurant and catering facilities for corporate functions. The design for these facilities has been developed in conjunction with some of the foremost restaurateurs in the country. This has provided Grieve Gillett Architects with a sound understanding of the key design and operational considerations affecting the restaurant industry today.


“The Architects have met multiple challenges with imagination and intelligence, employing a strong ordered geometry, a dramatic structure and a range of highly appropriate materials to create both a landmark exterior and a legible sequence of impressive and harmonious interior spaces.” - Jury Citation AIA (SA) 2002

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