Seville Estate Winery

The flat roof and angled sloping walls of the Seville Estate Winery Function Room presents a simplicity of form which belies the difficulties involved in achieving the geometric requirements for the building. The roof and walls are supported with a simple, lightweight plywood and LVL box section portal frames attached to bearer beams supported on treated pine poles embedded to concrete footings. The floor construction featured the use of simple knock-in dovetail mortise and tenon joints for the connection of the floor joists between bearers.

All components were modelled in Cadwork 3D software and manufactured with a Hundegger K2 joinery machine resulting in a simple assembly kit for what would otherwise have involved skilled carpentry installation. Even the treated pine round poles acting as the stumps were drilled, recessed and housed for easy connection to the bearers. Owners, Graham and Margaret Van Der Meulen of Seville Estate were able to substantially install the framework themselves. The Function Centre was the third structure designed and manufactured by Timberbuilt Australia for Seville Estate.

The Seville Estate Winery Function Room and deck are located at the end of a winery processing, barrel storage, cafe and cellar door complex, nestled into the landscape and positioned to capture the amazing views of the Yarra Valley and the nearby Warburton Ranges. The Henry Architects design is complemented by the natural warmth and beauty of the all-timber construction and the simple functional detailing achieved by Timberbuilt.

Project Details



Architecthenry architects

ClientSeville Estate

Timber engineeringTimberbuilt Australia Pty Ltd

  • The Seville Estate Winery Function Centre showcases the natural beauty of timber combined with strong engineering design, 3D modelling technology and precision manufacture...

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  • ...resulting in an iconic yet beautiful structure for a significant winery estate.

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