Four Pillars Gin Distillery 2.0


Breathe joined forces with Four Pillars Gin to create a new, immersive gin experience in their birthplace, Healesville. The project is surrounded by mountains, temperate rainforest, oaks, and elms and throughout the design we acknowledge Four Pillars’ origin, their history, and their deep connection to the place where it all began.

The project nearly triples the capacity for visitors, as the expansion delivers a much-needed new production space, an outdoor gin garden, tuckshop, dedicated gin shop, a custom-built bar, and events space cementing Four Pillars as the largest gin-focused distillery in Australia.

Importantly, this project will see Four Pillars continue their commitment to sustainability and community with the implementation of new sustainability initiatives and the creation of countless local jobs.⁠⁠ The design helped Four Pillars become Australia’s first carbon-neutral gin business. 100 per cent fossil fuel-free, sustainability is embedded, from the copper veil, the 100 kW solar rooftop, the recycled masonry throughout to a restrained and crafted natural material palette. Ongoing waste minimisation was important to the project and all steel, concrete, and timber waste was recycled during construction and no excavation was sent to landfill. Gin is piped directly into the main bar from production through featured copper pipes that will see the site save 29 tonnes of glass per year.

Photography by Anson Smart

Furniture: Dowel Jones, Life Space Joinery, Design by Them. Lighting: Ambience, Rich Brilliant Willing. Finishes: Insitu, Pinatex. Fittings & Fixtures: Never Stop Group.